Man Sparks Debate, Says It’s Not Impressive for Whites to Speak African Language

Man Sparks Debate, Says It’s Not Impressive for Whites to Speak African Language

- A local man has sparked one heated internet debate after expressing his views on whites who speak African languages

- Although Christo Thurston is a white man who speaks fluent Sesotho, he says it should not be celebrated as any achievement

-Mzansi took to the comments section, sharing their thoughts on the matter

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Christo Thurston has sparked one very interesting social media debate after claiming it is not at all impressive for whites to speak African languages and that it should not be celebrated as any sort of achievement.

Man Sparks Debate, Says It’s Not Impressive for Whites to Speak African Language
This man has sparked a heated Twitter debate. Images: @ChristoThurston/Twitter
Source: Twitter

The fluent Sesotho speaker took to his Twitter account and made this sweeping claim.

"I repeat, Bazalwane. There is nothing special about a mlungu who speaks African languages. No one ever shakes the xibelani when an African person speaks English. We must liberate our minds from the chains of colonial thinking." he captioned the passionate post.

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While some social media users found the post ironic, given the fact that Christo has gained much of his Internet fame because he's a white man speaking an African language, others completely shared his sentiment.

Check out some of the comments below:

@thami_tzz said:

"I'm glad you said this. Manje people when they see a mlungu fluent on an African language they act as if they have seen God himself!"

@Thibottouch said:

"Bazakes, this has nothing to do with colonial thinking, a person that goes out of his way to learn a language just to enhance their communication skills is one special kind, you didn't have to learn vernacular languages but you went out of your way that makes you a special lekgoa"

@Sthe_Mdunyelwa said:

"It's funny how the majority agree with you since it's being said by a white person yet they attacked Atandwa Kani when he said the very same thing wow! You are correct my brother it's very annoying."

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@KebopheloWill said:

"This is the same as me speaking fluent English or Afrikaans, there is nothing special."

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Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that a beautiful young South African couple have left us all saying aww after they shared a very heartwarming and informative clip online. In the video, the white man shares how he helps his woman with her ethnic hair.

"What do you guys think? Can you relate? " the clip was captioned on the popular video app.

Many people were super entertained and were soon heading to the comment section where they shared whether or not they could relate. They also complimented the beautiful duo with some lovely comments.

Read a few of their comments below:

User517 said:

"She let you touch her hair? You are deep within."

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Kat said:

"This is awesome, you are so beautiful."

Junior said:

"How amazing is this comment section. Not one bad comment. I love my country. To all my brothers and sisters, united we stand."

Joanne Riet asked:

"Where can we buy men like him, lol"

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