Khuli Chana quizzed on Pistorius case: "SA is safe"

2014-08-01 07:00

Khuli Chana has made us proud to be South African.  In one of his first international interviews ever, he defended South Africa as one of the most loving places in the world.

The local rapper is in the US to celebrate his New African Muzik Magazine Award win this week, where he gave an interview to the The Huffington Post.

Although his New African Muzik Magazine award win, his first international award, was discussed it seems the interviewer was more interested in how Khuli has overcome the "guns","violence" and "paranoia" of living in South Africa, especially in light of the Oscar Pistorius trial.

But Khuli was having none of it!

The interviewer asked Khuli specifically about Oscar and how it has affected the country.  "I met Oscar once, in an elevator. He seemed like a really nice guy," before adding "It's very sad, my heart goes out to the family and obviously because of his celebrity status it's made it a huge story but my heart goes out to the family."

Having earlier asked him how much of his music was inspired by the internal political struggle in South Africa, to which Khuli responded "not much", the interviewer asked Khuli to share his experience of crime and guns in South Africa. "There's a flip side to that coin, that we are just a loving country that's trying to follow in the footsteps of Mandela, Madiba," Khuli responded, before adding " I just want to say that I know you guys (Americans) hear a lot of bad stuff about South Africa but there is a flip side. It is still one of the most beautiful places I know. It is loving. It is where I learnt the spirit of Ubuntu , to respect and love one another, and I've carried that wherever I go" he said.

Way to represent and stand up for our country Khuli! Salute!

*Picture: Instagram


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