A man has taken to social media to suggest that isiZulu be made the official language of South Africa because it is the most-spoken language in the country. Mzansi social media users engaged in fierce debate about this suggestion.
Twitter user Thabiso Dlamini took to Twitter to share his thoughts in a thread of posts:
"Since iSiZulu is the most spoken language in South Africa, what are your thoughts on developing it into the language of doing business & the language of teaching and learning?"
Twitter user Aubreychiibi said:
"Terrible idea. With globalisation arises the need for a global language. And English is that language, by virtue of it being spoken by most countries."
To which Nkanyiso_ngqulu responded:
"South Americans and Chinese do not speak English but they are running successful businesses and economies. Why do we exaggerate English?"
While LeAfriquen said:
"There's a difference between "most-spoken" & "widely-spoken". It is mostly spoken by a majority of the population who reside in KZN & GP. Just travel around SA (SA is not KZN & GP only) you'll hear SA's other indigenous languages."
"At the mere sight of 'Zulu' they immediately react without even engaging on what's being said."
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