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Yanga Sibembe answers 20 Questions

Journalist and pun master, Yanga Sibembe, answers our questions.

Yanga Sibembe


It has to be To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I’ve read that book close to 20 times, if not more.

Hmmmm… A tough one. But I don’t own a speedo, so I’ll have to say bush.

The struggle of passing a love letter to your crush in class, only to have it read by half the class before it got to her. Sigh… Now you can just text your crush.

My career is very much still being carved out. But I guess having a platform such as DM to showcase my skills and do what I love is a great highlight thus far.

Napoleon Dynamite!!!

At this moment, I’ll say President Cyril Ramaphosa. He is steering our “ship” in uncharted waters. I’d love to hear what’s on his mind as he does this.

Yeah, it has to be weed cutters. Any time I see or hear one, my anxiety skyrockets. They’ve been known to send projectiles hurtling in every direction.

I don’t know if we can call it a talent, but it’ll definitely remain out of the ears of the world – forever. I’m talking about my rapping of course.

“I’m doing a Q&A for work, and they asked who the last person I texted was. Should I say my future wife?”

It has to be mother. What an incredible woman. Forged by the finest blacksmith. Unbreakable, resilient – the works.

I don’t think I have any villains. I do have a favourite villain though: The Joker.

Amasi, also known as sour milk and maize meal.

Strangled someone for making a grammatical error in a very good meme, thereby ruining it.

Hmmm… I don’t think I’ve had a really bad job. If I have, the people I met in that space erased all the bad stuff.

An African country winning the FIFA Soccer World Cup.

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” – Atticus Finch (To Kill A Mockingbird)

Hmmm… Do we need another one though? The cabinet is already so bloated.

The art of M.C. Escher.

Being such a handsome devil. Surely it’s a crime. Haha.