Weekly Wrap: SA Gucci Family, Schoolboy’s ‘Camel Walk’ and Samthing Soweto
A snap of a family proudly wearing African blankets as a means of matching outfits got Mzansi talking. A clip of a schoolboy walking a little oddly got a lot of people laughing out loud as the person who posted it called it a “camel ride”. Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomba, better known as Samthing Soweto, remains an industry favorite.
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Johann Rupert has an incredible collection of cars worth millions of rands. The villages of Venda, Limpopo have superb houses. Seeing photos of the mansions on social media left the comments section buzzing with opinions.
1. People in Mzansi snapped at a photo of a family wearing matching outfits who were dubbed ‘SA Gucci’
Matching outfits are cute, but choosing the cover material as “the look” is definitely questionable. A snap of a family proudly wearing African blankets as a way to match outfits left the comments section blazing.
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Most people have had a time when they’ve worn an overly flowery garment that could easily be mistaken for curtains, but deliberately wearing blankets isn’t a choice many make.
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Twitter user @Dipuo1026 proudly shared the family snap featuring ‘The Tjales’. The photo shows the family wearing outfits made from blankets… even their accessories had a touch of the famous fabric. It’s a lot!
2. Hilarious video of a schoolboy doing the “camel ride” on his way home from school
If you give something a relevant and original caption, anything can go viral. A clip of a schoolboy walking a little oddly got a lot of people laughing out loud as the person who posted it called it a “camel ride”.
Social media has definitely boosted people’s sense of humor…at least most of the time. Watching a video of a young man walking immediately made you think of a camel!
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Twitter user @jah_vinny_23 shared the clip, captioning it “camel ride”. In the video, you see a school boy from Slick Rick walking around with sunglasses in a rather peculiar motion. The legend just makes the clip!
3. Samthing Soweto: A life of crime, his learning disabilities and the search for his absent father
Samkelo Lelethu Mdolomba, better known as Samthing Soweto, remains an industry favorite. While Sam has been making headlines lately for his incredible weight loss, the musician and his fans go way back. South Africans were first introduced to the soul singer in 2017 when the relatively unknown singer debuted on Sun-El Musician’s hit song “Akanamali”. However, the Soweto artist has much more to offer.
Music helped him escape a life of crime
While the world-renowned entertainer now enjoys the many privileges that come with stardom, including lots and lots of moola, growing up hasn’t been all that easy.
A proud man shows off a giant billboard with his face on it and South Africans help him get the buzz
4. 5 expensive and rare cars belonging to South African billionaire Johann Rupert, including a R15 million Porsche
Johann Rupert is one of the richest people in South Africa and is the chairman of Remgro and Richemont with a reported net worth of around R126 billion. He also has an incredible collection of cars worth millions of rands.
We take a look at five of the most special whips in his garage:
This particular AMG model takes off its proverbial hat at the German Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) racing series and is powered by AMG’s 5.5-litre supercharged V8 engine producing 428kW and 800Nm Zero-to-100 sprint time km/h is 3.9 seconds and the top speed is 320 km/h. Only 40 right-hand drive examples were produced and the estimated value is R5.5 million.
5. Stunning houses built in a village in Venda, Limpopo spark a land debate on social media
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The villages of Venda, Limpopo have superb houses. Seeing photos of the mansions on social media left the comments section buzzing with opinions. Some questioned the land debate after seeing these houses.
The land debate is a hot topic in Mzansi, with many believing that people of color are entitled to land that was taken from them during colonial times. However, some think that the land is there and people have it, or how would these houses exist?
The @AfricaFactsZone Twitter page has shared some photos showing the large houses that have been built in the area known as Venda in Limpopo province. Some of these homes look like pictures out of a holiday magazine – they are breathtaking!
Source: News in Brief