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Court circuit – Embassy 21 – December 2009


After the draw the crowd burst into the song Shosholoza, accompanied by a vuvuzela


The crowd joins in the Diski Dance


The crowds listen to a message from Mandela

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The Brazilians were out in force in Trafalgar Square

On the ball
Diplomats, their diaspora and ordinary Londoners braved the cold to gather in Trafalgar Square to watch the World Cup draw live on the big screen. As excited football fans waited, they joined in a huge public ‘Diski Dance’, a groovy jig specially created for the World Cup in South Africa which incorporates football moves (‘diski’ is township slang for football). After a special message from Nelson Mandela, the draw took place with whoops and cheers from the crowd, after which they broke out into South Africa’s sporting rallying cry Shosholoza accompanied by the distinctive trumpet of the vuvuzela, undoubtedly the sound of the 2010 World Cup. To learn how to
Diski, visit
www.learntodiski.com.

PHOTOS: PIERRE DE VILLIERS


South African High Commissioner Dr Zola Skweyiya and Thuthukile Skweyiya soak up the atmosphere

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