Toya Delazy remembers her ancestor who defeated the British army

Toya Delazy remembers her ancestor who defeated the British army

- Toya Delazy is the great-great-great granddaughter of Zulu King uCetshwayo

- She took time out to lay a wreath and light a candle on his blue plaque in London

- Toya relocated to England a few years ago

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Toya Delazy lay a wreath at her great-great-great-grandfather King uCetshwayo's blue plaque yesterday.

A blue plaque is an honour given to prominent people and pioneers, embedded on the pavement in London.

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Toya reminded everyone how Cetshwayo defeated the British army to prevent our colonialism centuries ago.

She wrote, "We Africans must celebrate our ancestors who fought and died for our liberation so we were not colonised. How dare we vilify them after risking it all for us?

"I can stand proudly in London today because of their sacrifice."

Toya said her life has changed ever since she took her precolonial history seriously.

Fans applauded her message:

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"Powerful testament. You're channelling Jimi Hendrix with that outfit though"

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"More power"

Briefly.co.za reported that Toya recently had a health scare, resulting in her having precancerous cells removed from her body.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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