The statement reads:
President Jacob Zuma has extended his words of congratulation and encouragement to South African local hip hop artist, Cassper Nyovest, on being the first musician to fill the 20 000 seating capacity Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg, without the assistance of any international act.
Cassper Nyovest, real name Refiloe Maele Phoolo, performed to a full capacity Dome arena over the weekend, fulfilling his dream and in the process achieved a feat that no other South African artist had ever achieved.
“We congratulate Cassper Nyovest for his tremendous success which has demonstrated the rich talent that exists within our country’s music industry especially amongst our youth. Cassper has also confirmed the enormous support for local music by our youth, which augurs well for the development of our arts, culture and heritage,” said President Zuma.