Black singer in flashmob-SowetoGospelChoir Flashmobs always involve the element of surprise. The best ones also inspire. This one in South Africa Saturday melted the hearts of a nation that is mourning the loss of their beloved freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela. 

Woolworth’s retail store had planned a performance for December 7 at its Parkview location in Pretoria to support the store’s “Operation Smile” Christmas campaign. The Soweto Gospel Choir planned a rendition of James Brown’s “I Feel Good.” But, after Mandela’s passing, the choir decided on a tribute instead.

Watch the Soweto Gospel Choir sing Johnny Clegg’s Asimbonanga to the man known as Madiba.

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