DJ Arch Jnr’s South Africa’s Got Talent success is‚ for the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)‚ a reason for celebration and condemnation.
The party said the “story” of the three-year-old DJ‚ whose real name is Oratilwe Hlongwane‚ is “truly that of talent which always trumps age and human-inspired development”.
But‚ added EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Quintin Ndlozi: “His story is further condemnation of our democracy which has not transformed Alexandra.
“We can only imagine how many more talents like him end up in graves‚ unrecognised and unaffirmed because of the degenerate conditions in the arts‚ sports and education of our people.”
But‚ Ndlozi said‚ Hlongwane‚ “at only 3‚ has brought a star that is shining volumes of human light to his neighbourhood” which “remains disadvantaged and in squalor”.
The win on the TV show‚ he added‚ should be an inspiration as “his story is testimony that material conditions that seek to condemn the people of Alex into perpetual mediocrity do not always win”.
“We are all inspired by his gift and send revolutionary best wishes to him‚ his family and neighbourhood.”