- A woman has shared an inspiring story on social media
- She explained how her ability to speak several African languages gained her a new friend
- Social media users were impressed by her abilities and the story of Ubuntu that she shared
A woman took to social media to share how she was dancing to some Sotho music when a man approached her in the parking lot of their local grocery store. The man was surprised that a white woman could understand and even enjoy the music.
Marie-Lousie Botha then explained that she could speak several languages including Sesotho, Setswana, isiZulu, Siswati and Sepedi. The man was impressed and they ended up sparking a friendship, singing and dancing in the parking lot.
Mzansi social media users were impressed and inspired by the wholesome story. Facebook user Mandisa Sishi said:
"If we continue sharing, love and positive stories, we can rebuild our South Africa. Love you so much my sister. May God the Almighty help us to share His love and build our country. There is nothing too hard for our God. He is an awesome God who listens to our prayers."
While Erica Flood said:
"Stunning, I have to say that it feels good to be showing the politicians that we are one and we are the people."
Azaan Geldenhuys said:
"The people from here (Standerton) are also shocked when they hear me listen to my Zulu music and hear me speak Zulu... Even though I'm still learning Zulu I understand mostly what they say... They are always shocked."
Stoffelina Esterhuizen said:
"The fact that we as white people (while going to school was compulsory and my Dad had to pay for that privilege) were not educated in the languages of the black people of this country also was one of the saddest legacies of the past. In my eyes the biggest mistake by the previous regime."
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