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South Africans come together for remote national anthem

South Africans come together for remote national anthem

South Africa has been marking Freedom Day, which celebrates the country’s first democratic election in 1994.

On the eve of the holiday, the people behind #AnthemChallengeRSA uploaded a video onto YouTube of 1,000 ordinary South Africans singing the national anthem, Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika.

The organisers said it celebrated “unity and diversity” as well as representing freedom.

This follows a similar effort in March by South African celebrities.