Members of the Blitzboks squad tried their hand at the global phenomenon which is the Jerusalema Challenge for a good cause.
The phenomenon, which originated in South Africa via the smash hit by Master KG and Nomcebo has taken over the world by storm in 2020. It was even cosigned by the highest office on the southern-most tip of the continent.
Blitzboks break it down for charity
With even the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo getting in on the trend, the Blitzboks also followed suit via a routine of their own during one of their training sessions.
Their official charity, @samaritansfeetsa challenged the #Blitzboks to do the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge dance as part of their media partner – @Tygerberg104fm – 27th birthday celebrations.
This is how it went down.#BestOfUs pic.twitter.com/7X7lmqmvj7
— Springbok Sevens (@Blitzboks) September 17, 2020
Jerusalema Challenge recognised by the highest office
The popularity of the Jerusalema Challenge has also reached the highest political office in South Africa, with President Cyril Ramaphosa cosigning it during his latest address to the nation.
In announcing that the country would enter Level 1 lockdown regulations, the president urged South Africans to take part in the phenomenon.
This is in light of the upcoming Heritage Day on 24 September, a say which celebrates the country’s diversity.
“There can be no better way to celebrate our South Africans than joining the global phenomenon that is spreading across the world, and that is the Jerusalema dance challenge….the Jerusalema song that I love so much. So I urge all of you to take up this challenge on Heritage Day and show the world what we are capable of,” Ramaphosa said.
“We have good music & good dance”
We concurs Mongameli pic.twitter.com/TfROeFwN8g
— Minister of Transport |Mr Fix (@MbalulaFikile) September 16, 2020
The song which inspired the Jerusalema Challenge has been one of the most streamed tracks globally in 2020, with well over 50 million streams recorded since its release.