Zuma congratulates Hotstix on matric

2012-07-31 09:39
Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma on Monday congratulated musician Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse on achieving his matric at the age of 61.

"On behalf of government and the people of South Africa, we extend our sincere congratulations to Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse for achieving this amazing milestone at his age," Zuma said in a statement issued by the presidency.

"You are indeed an inspiration to all of us by showing us that one is never too old for education. We admire your tenacity, discipline and your zeal to succeed, and wish you well in all your future endeavours."

Mabuse completed his matric at the Peter Lengene Adult Basic Education and Training Centre, which conducts classes at the Thaba Jabula High School in Klipspruit, Soweto, according to The Sowetan.

He wrote English, history, geography, business economics, accounting, technology, and Sesotho, the newspaper reported.


  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-07-31 09:57

    he is better educated than the president, lol

  • ashwin.leckram - 2012-07-31 09:58

    Well done Mr Mabuse. I hope our president will follow your example.

  • cliff.slabbert - 2012-07-31 09:59

    Whaa ha ha! Very comical! When is Zuma going to get his?

      luvo.duba - 2012-07-31 10:20

      Good question but I don't get the funny part?

      cliff.slabbert - 2012-07-31 11:47

      Luvo.duba, don't worry too much you'll get over it.

  • Blackpoison - 2012-07-31 10:09

    Must have been waiting for his text books...

      heinrich.spreeth - 2012-07-31 10:10


  • herman.bester.58 - 2012-07-31 10:13

    No mention of Verwoerd this time

  • william.letsong.5 - 2012-07-31 10:16

    And when are you getting your matric Zooma? And since you are out to congratulate people on achievements, why are you ignoring Cameron van der Burgh who won our first Gold medal since the days of Penny Heyns? Oh Zooma he also set a new world record in the men's 100-meter breaststroke swimming final in London. Why don't you congratulate him too?

      hosia.modiga - 2012-07-31 16:16

      Nonsense!!!He did wish all the best to the team.

  • ishaad.mohammed - 2012-07-31 10:23

    Well done MR Hotstix. If only we had a President who had matric - that wud be music to my ears.

  • vanwyk.louw - 2012-07-31 10:25

    I saw Hotstix playing at Oppikoppi, the man's magic onstage and it's pretty excellent that he sets an example off it as well. Give this man a Bell's!

  • itumeleng.mogaki - 2012-07-31 10:26

    Well done Bra Hotstix, famoust but still humble. Ubuntu. My granny (and many granny's outh there) always said, you are never too old to learn or get a warm klap if you naughty.

  • sonti.smt - 2012-07-31 10:41

    Congratulations Mr. Mabuse, you're my inspiration.

  • mmabatho.seboko - 2012-07-31 10:48

    congratulations sir, u did it u did it.

  • tau.tshepo.3 - 2012-07-31 12:20

    Well done Hotstix. We are proud of your achievment.Take this as a journey that others will folow in your foot steps , Congratulation!!!!!

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-07-31 12:33

    Proud of you Hotstix. Great stuff, mate! Only wish our politokoloshes didn't suffer from educational 'Burnout' !

  • Dimakatso Chiratidzo Dmacation Sehlabaka - 2012-07-31 17:04

    its a gud thing that Hotstix tried so hard to get his matric,our president should learn a thing or two from Hotstix,he saw the importance of getting a matric certificate even thou he has made a sucsses out of his life.what about u President?you should try and get1 4 urslf 2

  • ncuta - 2012-08-01 12:15

    Lol Nigel money talks lol

  • ncuta - 2012-08-01 12:16

    Congrats Mr Mabuse!!

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-08-01 12:39

    \You are indeed an inspiration to all of us, you have proven that one is never too old for education.\ Some of our leaders need to imply these words by the president.

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