- Singer Babes Wodumo has been trending on social media for the wrong reasons again
- The Wololo hitmaker's "English bundle" got "depleted" while speaking to a police officer through what appears to be the gate of her home, where she and some other people were working
- South Africans have reacted differently to what happened to the star; some laughed at her while others defended her
Babes Wodumo found herself battling with the English language just as she was trying to explain to a police officer that she was working. He had approached her while conducting inspections with regard to lockdown regulations.
A video of a woman, believed to the Wololo hitmaker, has been trending on social media since it first emerged at the weekend.
She speaks to the police officer through the gate but as she tries to explain to him that a number of people were working inside, as "it's our living", her 'English bundle' runs out.
She then admits that English has failed her.
The video has gone viral and Mzansi peeps are divided over what happened to Babes.
Some people have been trolling her while others are defending her.
"And then English decided to isolate itself from Babes Wodumo."
"Don’t disrespect Papa Penny by comparing him with Babes Wodumo. That man finishes a whole English sentence and remains undefeated, Babes runs away."
"Mina I don’t blame Babes Wodumo. I blame her Grade 11 English teacher, Mr Mohale Motaung-Mhlongo."
Babes' fans defended her.
The Goddess commented:
"Don't act smart la we all know that English bundles get depleted when we get mad. So I don't blame Babes Wodumo."
"Babes Wodumo doesn't owe anyone good English. English is not a measure of intelligence. White people abuse our African languages too."
"Even those who didn't do that well in English at school are laughing at Babes Wodumo."
On the topic of English as an additional language, Briefly.co.za has reported that South Africans are the best in English language proficiency in Africa, according to the latest report by a global private language tutor, Education First (EF).
Mzansi was ranked number six in the world among the countries that were studied.
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