Dlamini Zuma tells 'ZOL' creator Max Hurrell 'well done on entertaining the nation'
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Cogta Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has thanked and congratulated Max Hurrell for creating the viral "ZOL" song, which has entertained the nation during the lockdown.
Hurrell shared his direct message exchange with the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs after he asked her to follow him back to set a meeting.
In the DM, the "Shots Fired" producer greeted Dlamini Zuma and gave his email address if she wanted to get in contact with him.
Dlamini Zuma then responded and said: "Well done on entertaining the nation during this difficult period while maintaining respect for your trade. I hope you will continue to use your platform to empower and inspire others now more than ever. Good luck!"
What the minister said to me: pic.twitter.com/3o8197dHpJ— Max Hurrell (@MaxHurrellSA) May 17, 2020
Tweeps thought the gesture from Dlamini Zuma was sweet and shared their thoughts about the message.
So cool! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Was telling my husband this story earlier. Dude was saying that the message will reach way more people now. 😀 Looking foreward to your next creation. Congrats with the nr 1 spot on the charts. 💪🏼
— Margaret Carolus (@Marg0811) May 17, 2020
Well done to you Max for the song and well done to Dr Dlamini- Zuma for seeing it in the light it was made. Actually think she may have been as tickled as everyone else.
— Gail Warricker (@GailWarricker) May 18, 2020
Awwe that's actually quite sweet of her #rightinthefeels
— Dwayne Evans (@dwayneSA) May 17, 2020
Thought she was going to invite you to zol after Lockdown... Still very cool message 🙌🏽
— Fabba (@The_Real_Fabba) May 17, 2020
The is comes after "ZOL" went viral when Hurrell sampled Dlamini Zuma's speech, where she explains why the government decided to uphold the ban on cigarette sales and turned it into an EDM-infused song.
The song quickly started circulating online, even finding itself as a dance challenge on TikTok, and made its way to Dlamini Zuma.