President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates the Soweto Gospel Choir on Grammy win

Cape Town - President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated the Soweto Gospel Choir on their Grammy award win.

The group won in the category, World Music Album for their collection of songs titled Freedom.

The award was recieved on behalf of Soweto Gospel Choir by album producer Diniloxolo Ndlakuse  Shimmy Jiyane, Mary Mulovhedzi and Mulalo Mulovhedzi whose late father David Mulovhedzi co-founded the group with producer/director Beverly Bryer 17 years ago. 

The 2019 Grammys took place on Sunday in Los Angeles and were hosted by Alicia Keys. 

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In his congratulatory post the president wrote: "Congratulations to the Soweto Gospel Choir for being awarded the Best World Music album for ‘Freedom’ at the #GRAMMYs. This is the choir’s third Grammy award and we thank them for telling our story to the world and flying the flag high."