Mzansi expressed their approval of a white man who shared a video ranting about being too broke to get a beer. What the made the video so captivating for Mzansi, was that he spoke fluent Zulu.
Social media applauded his fluency and ease with the language, proud that he had put in the effort to communicate in one of South Africa’s languages other than English.
In the video, the man jokes that January was a tough month because he was too broke to buy a beer. Instead of going out for beers, he’d have to lie and tell people he doesn’t even drink beer.
"...February. I'll get some money. Cause I'm really craving a beer and I'm tired of lying and saying I don't like beer. I love it. I'm Just broke right now."
Social media users added that after South Africans who aren’t English have put the time and effort into communicating and working with English as a predominant language, this man is setting a good example for our English-speaking brothers and sisters, Briefly.co.za found.
Shade was even thrown at Zulu speaking people who have moved to Johannesburg, as social media users argued the man spoke better than them.
One Twitter user said that he went to school with the man in the video and called him “Brian”. Another user, @Samu_anqu, loved this and gushed that he had a ton of questions that needed answers about ‘Brian’ in his high school days.
When he said "ngyabuhalela" then I knew is is black. Before that I thought he was some white guy making a mockery of my language.
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