- Samkelo Ndlovu is proud of her mother tongue and wants to give that pride to her daughter as well
- The actress is refusing to teach her baby girl English at home - she'll learn it in school
- Samkelo shared a video of her talking Zulu to Zhuri and her fans are here for it
Local actress and beauty, Samkelo Ndlovu, won't be teaching her baby girl to talk English at home.
She feels that teaching little Zhuri Zulu and Xhosa is more important and that English can come when she's in school and learning it with other children.
Samkelo is obviously proud of her heritage and wants that to be reflected in how she raises her child.
Recently, she shared a video of her with the adorable little one and decided to tell people to stop asking her about the language thing.
"Please stop asking me why I don’t speak English to my daughter. She’s not English. She’ll learn it at school. At home, we speak Xhosa and Zulu and she will be multilingual like her mom."
Briefly.co.za noticed Samkelo added that she'll be raising her baby as she sees fit.
"I will raise my daughter to have a more informed knowledge of who she is and where she comes from. Even if it means I go all the way back to the stories of “The Great Bantu Migration” and “The Moors” then that's what I’ll do.
"Also, please don’t mistake this as me explaining myself. We both know I don’t owe you that. I was merely informing my choice and giving context to my first tweet."
Her fans totally agreed with her:
"Big ups to you hun, parenting goals. Home language first, then English can follow."
"Multilingual people are regarded as intelligent, way to go mummy do you."
"Good parenting right here, I am very uncomfortable speaking English with black persons who also speak my native language."
"People are asking why you're NOT teaching her English. Hebana! Are you English? Do they teach Zulu in school? We are our own worst enemy. Losing our heritage to fit in & questioning those who do the work to preserve it. You're doing great, mama. Future generations will reap."
"Thank you for this, I've always wondered why it's that nowadays people believe in teaching/speaking to their kids in English only and they don't teach/speak to them in their mother. Keep up the good work Samu."
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