Following Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma’s speech – where she explains why the government decided to uphold the ban on cigarette sales, she refers to how people Zol in a comparison that they shouldn’t smoke and spread germs by sharing cigarettes.
Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma says: “When people Zol they put saliva on the paper and when they share that zol… they are moving saliva from one to the other,”
This extract went viral on Social Media instantly spreading throughout South Africa in early May 2020.
2 days later, a Cape Town based DJ, Max Hurrell found the funny side to it and decided to make a catchy mix out of it.
If you haven’t already heard it, listen to it here:
Zol Song breaks into SA Apple Top 10 Music Charts
Zol Song by Max Hurrell Breaks into South African Apple Top 10 Music Charts
Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma went on Twitter to ask”Who is this Max Hurrell fellow? We need to talk.
Max Hurrell then responded on Twitter saying: “Hi there Minister 🙂 Please follow me so I can DM you my details!”
He also wrote on his Instagram Page: “It just got real.”
Hi there Minister ☺️ Please follow me so I can DM you my details!— Max Hurrell (@MaxHurrellSA) May 13, 2020
Max told the BBC “I honestly made [the Zol Song] just to make people laugh during a tough time,”
“I’ve gotten loads of thank yous from people saying they needed the ‘mood-lifter’ and so I am grateful that I was able to help people feel better,”
What could Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma want to talk to Max Hurrell about? Could it be a sequel? Could she be wanting to claim royalties? We all humbly await Hurrel’s update.
According to Max’s recent Twitter posts: “There’s a conspiracy that I’m working for the government. Lol. I’ll only accept a position as Minister of Sound.”
There’s a conspiracy that I’m working for the government. Lol. I’ll only accept a position as Minister of Sound 😂— Max Hurrell (@MaxHurrellSA) May 15, 2020
Max has made South African Politic related tunes previously
This is not the first time that Max Hurrell has seen the funny side in South African Politics, take a look at 2 of his older tunes that he made: