Vuyo Mvoko’s mugging was the most watched SA YouTube video for 2015

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Yesterday, YouTube has again released its annual list of the most watched videos for the year internationally.

Today, the most watched videos by South Africans was released and  the on-air mugging of SABC television presenter Vuyo Mvoko tops the list.

“”Taking a look at South African favourites for 2015, the news made the news with Vuyo Mvoko’s mugging in full view of SABC cameras topping the most watched videos list. A polite female JMPD cop became a star for refusing to tolerate a shirty driver’s attitude after he jumped a robot. Comedian Noko Mashaba’s iNumber Number touched a core on police brutality and corruption, and a video of a bogus police officers attempt to hijack a couple brought the reality of crime in South Africa into disturbing focus,” YouTube said.

In terms of music videos watched, it seems like South Africans just couldn’t get enough of Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again ft. Charlie Puth song. Everybody’s favourite Taylor Swift came in third place with Bad Blood, while Major Lazer and DJ Snake rounded off the top 10.

Below is a playlist that we created of the Top 10 YouTube videos, as watched by South Africa.

Apart from the South African list, the most watched videos on a global scale was:

  1. Silento – Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) #WatchMeDanceOn

  2. Clash of Clans: Revenge (Official Super Bowl TV Commercial)

  3. Crazy Plastic Ball PRANK!!

  4. Love Has No Labels | Diversity & Inclusion | Ad Council

  5. Lip Sync Battle with Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Jimmy Fallon

  6. Justin Bieber Carpool Karaoke

  7. 6ft Man in 6ft Giant Water Balloon – 4K – The Slow Mo Guys

  8. Golden boy Calum Scott hits the right note | Audition Week 1 | Britain’s Got Talent 2015

  9. Dover Police DashCam Confessional (Shake it Off)

  10. Mean Tweets – President Obama Edition

Every year, YouTube creates a Review video, which sums up the whole year rather nicely in a concise video – and this year is no different.

“More than 150 YouTube creators from all over the world got together to relive not just the best moments of 2015, but also some of the most memorable viral clips from YouTube history (it’s still YouTube’s 10th birthday year for a few more days yet …) featuring everything from YouTube dance prodigies, some of your favorite TV personalities, an epic plastic ball fight, and even a remix from Avicii,” it said.

Charlie Fripp

Charlie Fripp

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.