A video of former ANC spokesperson Carl Niehaus and Minister of Cooperative Governance David van Rooyen dancing ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s OR Tambo memorial lecture in Kagiso, near Krugersdorp, on Sunday, has emerged.
In the video that has been circulating on social media, Niehaus and Van Rooyen can be seen dancing to a toyi-toyi song, along with other ANC members on stage, as the president sings.
According to journalist Asanda Magaqa who shared the video, the video was a depiction of “dancing for your supper”, as some questioned if, as a member of the MKMVA, Niehaus could not toyi-toyi.
Niehaus was dancing “like a cat on a hot tin roof”, one commented, while another added: “It’s as if they pushed his ‘start button’ a second after everyone else’s.”
These were some of the comments on the video:
“Did he just see a cockroach? Or is that a new dance?”
“They deserve each other, let them dance their days are counted.”