- Mona Monyane has opened up about facing xenophibia when she was still at school
- The actress said she was born in Zimbabwe because her parents were exiled at the time of her birth
- She said when kids at her school found out that she wasn't born in Mzansi they started making fun of her skin tone and called her names
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Actress Mona Monyane has taken to social media to open up about facing xenophobia when she was still at school.
The stunner, who is a South African citizen, said she was born in Zimbabwe because her parents were exiled at the time of her birth.
She said when kids at her school found out that she wasn't born in Mzansi they started making fun of her skin tone and called her names.
"I was born in Zimbabwe because my parents were activists and they were exiled. When kids at school found out, they legit called me "lekwerekwere", made fun of my skin tone, the way I spoke English well."
Mona expressed that she's a citizen of Mzansi but some xenophobic South Africans still saw her as "a foreigner".
"South Africans carry a lot of toxicity, hatred and judgment. I am not ashamed of who I am. My parents fought for our freedom. I carry my identity with great pride."
She accused most citizens of being "very intolerant of black people who aren't the 'same kind of black as them'".
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Mona added that it took more than two years before she was a smart ID holder because she was born in a different country.
"I do have South African citizenship, just to clarify. I was not able to get my smart card ID at the same time as SA-born citizens for some reason. They said it was because I was born in a different country."
Briefly.co.za reported that Ntsiki Mazwai ruffled the feathers of many Mzansi peeps when she slammed xenophobes for directing their anger at the wrong people. The controversial singer suggested that the black foreign nationals who are in Mzansi are not stealing from the economy.
She said Zimbabweans, Nigerians and the Malawians are merely getting jobs that are at the bottom of the food chain.
"My South African brothers and sisters, you are confusing me. Why are you fighting other African countries, the Malawians, the Zimbabweans, the Nigerians, when they are getting the jobs that are at the bottom of the food chain?"
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