Watch: ‘She’s not voting ANC’: Ramaphosa trolled after congratulating Tyla
‘A nation of winners…ruled by a bunch of losers. It’s time for change,’ an X user said after President Ramaphosa congratulated Tyla.
South Africans across the country have rushed online to congratulate and celebrate local musician Tyla Seethal. The 22-year-old just became the youngest South African to win a Grammy Award for her hit song ‘Water’. It is also the only award she has won so far — which is quite impressive.
Like thousands of locals, President Cyril Ramaphosa also shared well wishes with Tyla who he also thanked for “flying the flag”.
As expected, he was swiftly put on blast by disgruntled citizens who are unhappy with Ramaphosa and the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC).
RAMAPHOSA CELEBRATES TYLA’S GRAMMY WIN, GETS PUT ON BLAST
Tyla Seethal is officially South Africa’s youngest Grammy Award winner.
The 22-year-old won the award Best African Music Performance for her hit song Water which went viral across the world in 2023.
All morning long, South Africans have been discussing her blow up and how well she has done for herself in such a short period of time.
One of the many people who have celebrated her success is South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Taking to X, he thanked her for flying the country’s flag so high.
He also said that her win “affirms South Africa’s sustained success in various international fora”.
“Woke up to the news of our very own Tyla winning the Best African Music Performance for her song ‘Water’ at the #Grammys. She is the youngest African to win such a prestigious award, adding herself to list of eminent South African artists and musicians who have made an indelible mark on the world stage.
“@Tyllaaaaaaa we congratulate you and we celebrate with you. Your win affirms South Africa’s sustained success in various international fora. Thank you for your authenticity and for flying the flag,” he wrote.