Rorisang Thandekiso opens up about happily embracing her roots

Rorisang Thandekiso opens up about happily embracing her roots

Gorgeous TV personality and musician, Rorisang Thandekiso, feels that language is part of a person's roots and everyone should embrace theirs. She finds it weird when black people don't speak their mother tongue.

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Rorisang Thandekiso, beautiful media personality and musician, has proven herself as more than just a celeb.

She's a wonderful example for other South Africans and aims to inspire with more than just the glamour and glitz.

Rorisang has always tried to show her Setswana side and feels that language is very important and can bring people so much closer together.

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As reported by ZAlebs, the gorgeous woman's efforts to keep her Setswana rather loud has been deliberate.

She wants to be relatable, like the people she grew up watching and admiring. She said it doesn't make sense for people to not speak their own language.

I think for me, South Africa doesn’t make sense, from a screen perspective because I grew up looking at black people on screens, and what made them heroes and what made them special is that they looked and sounded like me.
So, I would want to represent that in my generation where, even if you don’t live in Sandton, even if you don’t live in Joburg, when you see me, I shouldn’t be too far away, and language has a funny way of bringing us closer.

The TV personality added that it 's weird to see black people speak English all the time. She compared it to white people speaking Zulu all the time - doesn't make sense to her.

For me, if you’re a black South African and you speak a vernac language or a South African authentic language, you’re not a presenter until you can do it in your mother tongue.

She's clearly proud of her roots and not shy to display them for all the world to see.

You go, girl!

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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