“Respect and Love”: Saffas Share What Their Beloved Gogos Taught Them

“Respect and Love”: Saffas Share What Their Beloved Gogos Taught Them

  • South Africans are reacting to a Facebook poll conducted by Briefly News on what kind of lessons they were taught by their grandmothers
  • Many peeps say their grannies taught them respect and hard work but some say they learned to be kind to other people
  • Some people unfortunately lost their gogos while they were still tiny and therefore cannot remember the valuable lessons

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South African social media users are sharing the life lessons they learned from their grandmothers. Briefly News conducted a poll on Facebook asking local peeps the question and many people heeded the call to share their lessons.

There are various lessons being mentioned, including having the kindness to respect other people and going to church as well as working hard. While some are missing their gogos, some people can’t remember the lessons because their grannies passed away when they were still tiny.

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"What did your gogo teach you that you will never forget?”
Saffas Share, What Their, Lovely Gogos, Taught Them
Mzansi reacts to a Facebook poll. Image: Khanyisani Sylvester/Stharh Waka-Kheswa/DinaMtjila/Facebook
Source: Facebook

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Samantha Chiqui said:

“I asked her where to find a good man to marry. She said, 'If I knew, I would have looked there for myself.' I knew then that it was up to God.”

Dina Mtjila said:

“I can't remember, I was 5 years old when she passed away.”

Nokuthula Ncube said:

“That you don't eat before you do any work. Miss that lady, she was my role model.”

Nthabiseng Mathibela said:

“To be wise; to respect and not to depend on some people and even now she still teaches her great-grandchildren and I love her for that even though she is not perfect.”

Khanyisani Sylvester said:

“To believe in prayer all the time, may her soul continue to rest in peace.”

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Pule Waba Modise said:

“Respect, love and kindness. I love her so much.”

Stharh Waka-Kheswa said:

“Respect, always fix something for a visitor and trust God.”

“Definitely David”: Saffas share who they would be as Bible characters

In another poll conducted online, Briefly News reported that local social media users are reacting to a question on digital platforms.

This website asked followers what character or person would they be in the Bible. There are lots of different reactions from the South African online community and we select a few from the netizens.

From David to Noah, Ruth and God, local Saffas are sharing their preferred names and reasons behind their choices. Briefly News wrote on Facebook:

“If you could be anyone in the Bible, who would you be and why?”

Source: Briefly.co.za

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