South African comedian Trevor Noah has opened up to Al Jazeera on what he thinks about the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC) in the country.
Noah was interviewed recently on Al Jazeera and he seized the opportunity to warn the leading party that it will have a problem with getting voters to its side if it fails to serve the people well.
During the lengthy interview, the comedian and Daily Show host opened up to Al Jazeera about his upbringing and South African politics. He acknowledged the fact that there is remarkable improvement in South African politics. The fact that we can now read about corruption of government officials in the news says a lot about how far away the country has gone from apartheid.
When asked if he thought the ANC still represented the people of South Africa‚ considering the high rate of corruption and unemployment, Noah responded by saying that the ANC needed to understand its role as the governing party in South Africa.
According to Noah, if the ANC forgets that they were “the party of the people‚” with the people as the keyword there, the people would equally leave them.
Watch Trevor Noah’s interview with Al Jazeera below;
Meanwhile, at the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards ceremony which took place over the weekend, South African comedian Trevor Noah emerged as one of the big winners.
The 2017 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards was held in California on Saturday night.
Noah did scoop two awards. However, he didn’t win for his outstanding work on The Daily Show. Instead, he was recognized twice for his memoir, Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. The comedian-turned-writer won in the categories “Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author” as well as “Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography”.
The book has done remarkably well within a short period of its release.