Parody ‘Zol’ song proves popular among South Africans

Parody ‘Zol’ song proves popular among South Africans

The government made an unexpected u-turn on the sale of cigarettes last week, saying the sale of tobacco products would remain illegal during level 4 of the lockdown.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at NCC cigarettes

Nearly two weeks ago, President Cyril Ramaphosa indicated that the contentious ban on the sale of cigarettes would be lifted when level 4 of the lockdown kicked in.

But that is no longer the case. 

Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma pointed out that the smoking of 'zol' also promotes the spread of the coronavirus.

This has left many South Africans hot under the collar. 

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“Even those who do zol. Sometimes when they zol they put saliva on the paper and then zol and then share that zol and it means if one of them has the virus, they are moving saliva from one to the other," Dlamini-Zuma said.

This gave South African DJ Max Hurrell the perfect chance to remix the audio into a catchy song widely spread by South Africans.

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