Ayanda Borotho opens up about her strict ‘no English policy’ at home

Ayanda Borotho opens up about her strict ‘no English policy’ at home

- Ayanda Borotho does not allow anyone in her household to speak anything other than Sotho or Zulu

- The actress wants her children to grow up using their mother tongue so she is limiting their use of English

- She once stopped her son from attending nursery school when she realised that he was more familiar with English than his home language

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Ayanda Borotho has revealed that she does not tolerate any English spoken in her home as she feels that it affects her children’s ability to speak in their mother tongue.

The ‘Isibaya’ actress wants to encourage her kids to master Sotho and Zulu, which is why she is banning them from talking in English when they are at home with her.

Ayanda took to social media to express her views about not using English in her home as she feels that it is not a sign of intelligence.

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She also revealed that she attended a model c school from grade 3 upwards, but when she was at home she never spoke a single word of English and she hopes to do the same with her kids.

After two weeks of nursery school, Ayanda decided to remove her 5-year-old son from the class he was in because she noticed that he was struggling to speak Sotho and Zulu.

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The actress’ children don’t speak English at all and do have a difficult time understanding the language, but Ayanda is not worried about this as she is proud that they are able to use their mother tongue.

Ayanda also revealed that she asks other people to only address her kids in Sotho or Zulu, but she has received some heavy criticisms about her decision.

Briefly.co.za gathered that despite the looks she is given or the comments she receives, Ayanda is standing firmly by her decision and she has nothing against people who choose to raise their kids differently.

TimesLIVE reports that the actress doesn’t want her kids to grow up and feel like they don’t have an identity, so she is trying to instil it in them from a young age.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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