South African School Kids Proudly Enjoy Pap and Amasi in Viral TikTok Video, Make Mzansi Netizens Proud

South African School Kids Proudly Enjoy Pap and Amasi in Viral TikTok Video, Make Mzansi Netizens Proud

  • A video of a group of school kids digging into lunchboxes filled with pap and amasi has been doing the rounds online
  • The footage shows the pupils enjoying the African staple meal and has garnered over 679K views
  • Many South Africans were impressed by the entertaining video and the pupils' carefree attitude

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Gone are the days when African kids used to be embarrassed about eating traditional meals during lunchtime at school.

School kids eating pap
A video shows school kids enjoying pap and amasi during their lunchbreak. Image: @ourgoatedlunchbox/TikTok
Source: TikTok

A video of a group of school kids enjoying amasi and pap (Umphokoqo) has gained much attention on the socials.

The amusing video posted on TikTok by @ourgoatedlunchbox shows several school children pouring amasi into the lunchboxes filled with pap (or uphuthu).

Pap is a kind of porridge made from maize meal and can be cooked to be runny, soft or stiff. Any time of the day is a great time to enjoy pap - breakfast, lunch or supper.

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Entertained Mzansi peeps react to video of school kids eat amasi

Many netizens found the video entertaining, while several people pointed out how proud they were of the school kids eating the traditional staple meal without any shame or embarrassment.

Read some of the comments below:

Dee R said:

"I love this generation. They are unapologetic."

Tinkey Mkhize responded:

"Absolutely love this. This ngezikhathi zethu if uphethe ukudla kwe spoon babekuhleka."

Just Mbalz replied:

"The period after break was surely a matter of life and sleep."

Buisiwe1 reacted:

"Jooooooooo guys, I'm so proud of you."

Beerus_012 commented:

"In my time, they would laugh at you for having pap and amasi as lunch box. Now is good content."

Kat said:

"You know it hits the spot if you feel sleepy afterwards!"

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Maya replied:

"Yeyyy wena! Uphuthu lolu not ipaP."

Domestic helper cooks pap and cabbage meal for family

In another story, Briefly News reported that a domestic helper suffered a food coma after deciding to make some pap and cabbage for lunch.

Pap is a kind of porridge made from maize meal and can be cooked to be runny, soft or stiff. Any time of the day is a great time to enjoy pap - breakfast, lunch or supper. It is a staple in many homes, mainly thanks to its cost and versatility.

A video posted on TikTok by @mamkhomanzigraceb shows the woman preparing the yellow maize meal before dishing it up on a plate with some cooked cabbage.

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Nothando Mthembu (Senior editor) Nothando Mthembu is a senior multimedia journalist and editor. Nothando has over 5 years of work experience and has served several media houses including Caxton Local Newspapers. She has experience writing on human interest, environment, crime and social issues for community newspapers. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree and an Honours Degree in Media Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, obtained in 2016 and 2017. Nothando has also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Email: nothando.mthembu@briefly.co.za

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