A video is being shared on social media showing three white men fluently speaking Tshivenda, isiXhosa and Sepedi. Mzansi social media users had mixed reactions to the footage.
The video post was shared on Twitter by an account claiming to be former acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko. In the footage, the three men share inspirational messages for the people of South Africa. Two of them even share some Christian teachings as they quote Biblical scripture in fluent African languages.
It was the caption of the post that really caused the controversy and it read:
"Let's give these guys a piece of land guys. What do you think?"
Many Mzansi social media users thought that it was no longer a big deal to see white South Africans speaking an African language.
Twitter user Taps_D said:
"You are easily carried away by things that ought to be a normality."
While Mshini_phisto said:
"Nope... we all have enough time to learn their language as well... so nothing special about them."
"Our parents have been speaking Afrikaans but aren't given any land, this is how it's supposed to be vele, he's in SA, he must speak our language. Bottom and klaar."
There were others, however, who were impressed by their skills, with Twitter user NingiX saying:
"Jealousy makes you nasty. I for one can only speak two languages... Kudos to them for learning, they didn't have to but they did. And they mastered it tbh. Congratulate, even if it hurts."
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