Man shares beautiful story of black and white coming together: 'I'm so grateful'

Man shares beautiful story of black and white coming together: 'I'm so grateful'

If you're looking for and inspirational story, look no further. This is the tale of people from different cultures who came together for a greater good on South Africa's Day of Reconciliation.

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Wayne Lee told the story of how he met Siphiwe and Sabelo, who helped him track his forefather's graves in Sterkspruit.

"I was driving around with Siphiwe and Sabelo in Johannesburg earlier this year for a tour around the CBD and mentioned that my forefathers were from Herschel in Sterkspruit and that's exactly where they're from."

Wayne said the three had some commonalities and my family was blessed a few weeks ago, Siphiwe asked us to join them in their house in Sterkspruit.

"I've been chatting to my family and I have pictures of my forefathers. These are my great grandparents, who lived here, who were born in the late 18 hundreds. I spoke to some of my coloured family and they said just go there and speak to some of the people, they will know where their graves are."

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Wayne says he then met Sabelo and showed him images of his family: "And Sabelo knows all my family and he knows where all the graves are.

"I think reconciliation is actually a massive understatement. I am feeling so warm and grateful...Yoh, so moved by the invitation from Siphiwe and Sabelo to spend two nights in their home with my wife and my daughters.

"This country is rich. It's so rich, it's scary. We are lucky."

Sabelo then says it was a great honour to host Wayne and his family.

"In fact, they're not visiting, this is home."

Wayne then explains his grandfather was one of 8 children, adding that three were classified as white, five were classified coloureds. Same mother, same father. There's actually a land claim that has been finalised here. My forefathers were all kicked off the land and we all went different paths.

"And that was South Africa, it was all divide and conquer. Today is a reconciliation of people coming together that were never supposed to be separated," Wayne said.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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