The government has announced a new ministry with immediate effect.

A statement issued on Thursday morning confirming the appointment of Oscar Bonginkosi Mdlongwa popularly known as Oskido as the new Minister of Kwaito and House Music.


“I have received many representations to reconsider my decision. As a democratic government, we emphasise the importance of listening to the people and to respond to their views,” the presidency said in a statement.

“ Today we have reached another milestone in the evolution of government and in that regard,  I have appointed Oscar Bonginkosi Mdlongwa popularly known as Oskido,  as the new minister of Kwaito and House with immediate effect.”


The primary aim is to achieve good quality Kwaito and House music and make sure that all talent is being recognized. I have also asked the finance ministry to avail a budget for the new ministry. We sat with the relevant decision makers in the cabinet and realized almost everyone personally knows a kwaito/house musician be it an established musician or an upcoming artist
 The Kwaito brand unites people and almost all the Quantum taxis play Kwaito or House so we realised we need to capitalize on this and hopefully bring in revenue. We project that Kwaito and House musicians will be the biggest revenue generators by 2021 mid April. All musicians will be required to register under the government stable, failure of which one will not be allowed to tour or even sing”

“We also would like to announce that Oskido will be assisted by Thato Sikwane aka DJ Fresh as Deputy Minister. The two have decades of experience and we could not see any worthy candidate for the post. Their experience will push the genre to new heights,” The statement read.

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