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    Nathi Mthethwa heaps praise on SA’s Grammy Award winning trio

    As the South African entertainment industry continues to celebrate South Africa’s success at the Grammy Awards, minister Nathi Mthethwa has shared a sweet message.

    Sports, Arts, and Culture, Mthethwa has lauded Zakes Bantwini, Wouter Kellerman, and Nomcebo Zikode for their maiden Grammy win on Monday morning. 

    The three South African musicians walked away with the Best Global Music Performance award at the 65th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on Monday for their hit song Bayethe.

    Mthethwa headed to Instagram and went live after the announcement when the musicians joined him to receive his felicitations.

    Mthethwa touched on the trio’s achievement, following DJ Black Coffee taking home the Best Dance/Electronic Album award for his seventh studio album Subconsciously last year, which was a great depiction of South Africa’s talent. 

    “What you guys have done, you have unleashed the power of the arts. You have unleashed it to the world. You have unleased the culture of South Africa.,” he said.

    “That people know South Africa is a country to be reckoned with. It has artists who are capable of rising to the occasion, as you did. Coming after Black Coffee last year, it tells everybody we are on the path to success. You didn’t just win, and it’s not just a win for yourselves.

    “You know the country is dealing with a lot of challenges but the unleashing of this power of the arts has ensured you assist to lift the spirit. Everything today revolves around you superstars.”

    In his response, born Zakhele Madida, asked the minister to include them in finding solutions to aid the country. 

    “We’ve been through a lot before and we managed to be where we are today. A role is upon you because your department is one that seeks to bring people together,” he reacted.

    ”You are the voice and the mouthpiece.

    “We are really raising our hands to help you help the nation. I want to pray for you minister because I know we need answers.”

    Main Image: Zakes Bantwini, Wouter Kellerman and Nomcebo Zikode/SABC News

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