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.
Rare footage of an actual visual depiction of "dancing for your supper". Jaiva wena Carl ???? pic.twitter.com/bOSqrLIciy
— Asanda Magaqa ???????? (@asandamagaqa) November 5, 2017
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.”
???????????????? homeboy should have just clapped
— Karabo ???? KBMags (@KaraboKbmags) November 5, 2017
On behalf of all other Carls out there, we disown this guy….
— Sageville (@Sageville) November 6, 2017
Can someone be kind and tell Carl to SIT DOWN!!!!
— Elsa (@Elsa702) November 5, 2017
Carl was never n MK…that dance proved it
— HAUWENG (@Mokgalo_K) November 5, 2017
Carl Niehaus is a Vet(eteren) by can't Toi-toi????
— St. Sebastian (@SebastianL17) November 5, 2017
Carl wants to show he's more loyal….his toy toying is on steroids pic.twitter.com/AkhrE7euH4
— KG & Jojo???????? (@Joephadima) November 5, 2017
— Paul Kasner (@Paul_Kasner) November 7, 2017
— ????????️????Juanita van Zyl????????️???? (@JuavanZyl) November 7, 2017
When you have fallen as far as Carl, nothing can embarrass you any more
— Glenn (@GlennfromZA) November 6, 2017
— ♉Great One♉ (@Mazwelizn) November 6, 2017
It just looks so sad when you can't even dance ????
— Al Zoya (@Al_Zoya) November 5, 2017