A lovely woman shared an inspirational message with South Africans encouraging people to appreciate each other’s cultures and to consciously learn to stop stereotyping and perpetuating hatred. The white women shared her message in fluent Siswati, making Mzansi proud.
Although many English-speaking black South Africans believe that white person learning an African language is not an accomplishment, Mzansi appreciated her message and how proud she is to be African.
In the video, the woman shares a moving story about her father who spent years of his life working with black people but still cannot speak the language. She calls for the end of stereotyping each other and for people to love each other irrespective of race.
The video encouraged South Africans to have a profound discussion about race relations in the country.
John Hlomza wrote that he once came across a group of white women speaking Pedi who expressed their disappointment that Black people speak more English than their languages, Briefly.co.za found.
Themba Maseko, the Twitter user who shared the video, commented that language is often not a racial thing but simply about living around people who speak a certain language.
He wrote that when he was in rural KwaZulu-Natal, he found the locals appreciated that his Venda business partner could speak isiZulu.
“It's about loving and respecting languages other than your own,” he wrote.
Although some users were still hesitant to praise an African for speaking an African language just because they’re white, other users responded that that was precisely what the woman’s message was about.
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