The presidential election in South Africa is just a few years away (2024). Already, though, political hopefuls are jostling for a piece of the action.
In the list of the hopefuls is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, the South African rapper with the adopted stage name of AKA. The SupaMega recently told fans of his presidential ambitions while announcing the name of his party as Megacy.
The name of the party is taken from the collective name of his fans, The Megacy. He has no interest in running from any of the already established parties. The announcement of his presidential ambition has spawned a trend: AKA for President.
AKA, who recently treated fans to “Monument,” “Cross My Heart” and “Energy,” created an opinion poll to determine who the electorate would vote in the forthcoming election. Surprisingly he pulled off a beautiful coup, leading the poll by 57 percent of the votes, ahead of the DA, ANC, and EFF.
In another post he stated he could create opportunities for small businesses.
By the way, AKA decide to run for the presidency following the constitutional court’s decision that individual candidates can contest for the presidential seat.
Already, AKA is speaking to the electorate. He created the hashtag #AKA4President to answer questions regarding his presidential ambitions. It was a long conversation, but you can see some of the questions asked, and AKA’s response to them, below.
It appears not only is AKA interested in the highest office in the land, he has ideas who should people his cabinet if he eventual wins. The list he’s released of his potential cabinet members will interest many out there.
Already, he has appointed Sizwe Dhlomo as minister of agriculture.
For the ministry of arts and culture, AKA didn’t pick one but two ministers: the Scopion Kings DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small.
The appointments a comedic diversion to many, and even fellow muso Donald couldn’t help nominating himself minister of love affair, a nonexistent ministry. AKA concurred, retweeting with a laughing emoji.
In another comedic slip, the songster said he would label fans of his rival, Cassper Nyovests, who are known collectively as Tsibipians, a terrorist group.
Do you think he would make a great president or a bumbling dictator?