Woman Shares Struggle of Being a Dark Skinned Coloured and People Speaking Zulu With Her, Mzansi Amused

Woman Shares Struggle of Being a Dark Skinned Coloured and People Speaking Zulu With Her, Mzansi Amused

  • A video of a dark-skinned coloured woman explaining her personal challenges based on her skin colour has gone viral
  • In the video, Sondré Williams shows how people tend to speak to her in Zulu and give her strange looks for not understanding it
  • Many social media users were amused by the video and responded with their colourism experience

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A young Mzansi woman took to social media to share her struggle of being a dark-skinned coloured woman.

dark skinned coloured woman
A woman shared how people often speak to her in Zulu just because she is dark-skinned. Image: @sondz_w/TikTok
Source: TikTok

In South Africa, a coloured, formerly Cape Coloured, is a person of mixed European (“white”) and African (“black”) or Asian ancestry.

Most of the population formerly classified as Coloured speaks Afrikaans or, to a lesser extent, English, Britannica explains.

Woman shares how people mistaken her for being Zulu

TikTokker, Sondré Williams (@sondz_w) posted a video humorously demonstrating how Zulu people often speak the Nguni language with her just because she looks black and judge her for not understanding it.

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"The dirty looks I get when I speak English," Sondré captioned the post.

Watch the funny video below:

South Africans react to the video with funny commentary


"Unpopular opinion: everyone living in South Africa should know at least one native language."

Jennifer ️ commented:

"When you say you don't understand and they continue speaking Zulu."

user1624520981753 replied:

“So awyena umuntu?”."

Janice Wildt commented:

"Imagine I lived in Durban for three years, Zulu people fought me for "not accepting my roots". Yoh hai shame it was terrible."

Michelle Michael said:

"My struggle of people thinking I speak Afrikaans because I’m coloured#durbannite."


"No, because I was standing in the tuckshop line, and the teacher behind me started talking in Zulu, so I just nodded and acted like I understood ."

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In another story, Briefly News reported that a Xhosa-speaking white woman has impressed many South Africans after taking to social media to share about her personal and being able to speak the complex Nguni language.

Ingrid Pamela Nonyamazela (@ingridboygraetz) posted a video on TikTok sharing some details about herself after receiving several questions from her online audience who were curious about her background.

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