From black tax, racecards and white privilege “Mzansipoli” has everyone laughing out loud and kind of wishing it was a real game!
A South African restaurant chain, Nandos that specializes in Portuguese food has released a new cheeky television advertisement called ‘Mzansipoli’ – a board game based on ‘survival, corruption, and confusion‘.
The ad comes as no surprise seeing as Nando’s is well known for their tongue-in-cheek advertising campaigns which usually poke fun at politicians and current social affairs.
The commercial encourages South Africans to play a game that’s a lot like Monopoly but includes South African twists such as the ‘token Asian’, the ‘white privilege card’, the ‘race card’ and the toll payment that’s optional. It’s called: Mzansipoli! And it’s touted as “the game of survival, corruption, and confusion… ”
Nando’s South Africa joked on Twitter with the tweet below: “Beat the game that has been playing you. #Mzansipoli.”
Viewers have loved it, with one South African YouTube user saying:
- “If only we could have the Nando’s marketing team market and sell our country to international investors, the investment would be at an all-time high and unemployment would drop to 1% by next week. Mr. President Ramaphosa, do the right thing, beg Nando’s for their marketing team.”
Since the commercial got posted on Nov 25, 2019, it has trended on South African social media channels and gathered about 554,384 views on Youtube with thousands of people begging to know where they can buy the actual game.
Take a look at the advert below and try not to laugh out too loud!