- A white man has impressed Mzansi with his isiXhosa speaking skills
- He secretly learnt the language and surprised his friend when he spoke it at his wedding
- Social media users applauded his efforts and his wonderful speech
A white man took to social media to share a heart-warming story about how he learnt isiXhosa so he could speak at his friend's wedding. He wanted to speak his friend's native language to show him how much he valued their friendship. A video from the wedding was posted on social media and Mzansi applauded the admirable act.
Anton Taylor shard his story on the #ImStaying group on Facebook. He said that he has been working hard to learn isiXhosa for quite some time now .He said that he had always wanted to learn the language.
When his close friend, Nesi got married this past weekend, Anton saw it as a great opportunity to finally speak the language he has been trying so hard to learn.
"I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to surprise my mate and show him just what his friendship has meant to me"
He said that the wedding and the journey to learn isiXhosa has been the most rewarding experiences of his life.
Social media users applauded the young man for his admirable efforts. Facebook user Tim Morake said:
"Very special Anton and very heartfelt. This is awesome"
Michelle Pearce-Nakatani said:
"How special. The best gift you can give your friend!"
Arthur Mngxekeza said:
"I want you there as the Chief Lobola Negotiator when any of my children get married, especially Avu. You’re a magician Gazi lam"
Jordan Flax said:
"This is seriously impressive Anton Taylor! To make people laugh like that in a completely different language - special. Awesome speech!"
Alison Sutcliffe said:
"Absolutely incredible!! I’ve been slowly but surely learning isixhosa behind the scenes too! You are an inspiration, one day I hope to speak like you!"
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