PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Mercy Komati
 
Comments: 20
Article views: 209
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Mercy Komati's badges.
 

Hey, let the Venda chief(s) be - Let Our Culture Be

17 June 2014, 07:40

They didn't sell that girl - stop using words such as "trafficking" or "BokoHaram" to describe and act which was in the name of culture. Of-cause the very idea of "Giving off a woman as a present" is demeaning to women and should be frowned down on. But again, those girls were consenting adults, so lets not get carried away with the rage.


We look down on cultural practices so much that even when people made their own choices we blast them as being oppressed and we call them backwards. A Venda girls lies down when she greets, and that's beautiful, but u still have people crying over this and saying those women are oppressed... yet, I have never seen a gun being pointed at anyone of those girls - they love their culture and will participate to it. So why is there so much hate when it comes to such?? Hmm??

Well, I know: its because its AFRICAN, and not western. Anything that we do that is true to our Native Culture is considered Backwards or oppressive and all these names. The white man has beat us down so much and invoked the self hating Bantu inside us to scream at our cultural practices and find so many reasons why we should act western. And I mean everything, be it this thing of marrying off that girl, or King Mswati marrying a girl from a hundreds bare chested maidens, to the reed dance, we will blast it and make sure to point out how backwards our cultures are, even thoe the girls, and WOMEN do it willingly - they love their culture, they take pride in it... but you will have some white person calling it backwards, and some self hating coconut Negro will follow suit.


I bet U a million bucks, if prince whatshisname from Britain said he wanted to marry a girl and the royal house called girl to parade half naked for a chance, there would be millions of white girls from all over the world participating and no one will bat an eye, they will call it beautiful and history in the making... not backwards or anything. They frown upon lobola too... which I think is a beautiful act of family bonding for the future relatives, but hey, white people only see it as "Bridal price", and an African thing, so its Backwards, even some people say that.


We are Africans and we should be proud of our culture, we should share it and practice it with pride and do it without shame, without hate and influence from people who want us to act like high nosed culture deprived people. Now back to the Venda Chief, what happened there was cultural pimping, but the girl did not have a gun pointed at her, I don't think they coerced her in anyway, cause there were benefits and the girl consented and she is going have a big house, a BMW and a weave that drags the floor within a few weeks, it wasn't a case of a stolen/kidnapped bride like the old Xhosa Tradition and Kyrgystan (they still do, these girls kick and scream and cry - but the Venda woman (a consenting 23 year old adult) was all smiles and looked happy, so just quite down with the hate and let them be...


Venda Chiefs - NOT GUILTY!!!


Note (Ps): initially this was a response to an individual who said those people are Bokoharam and that what they are doing is modern day slavery and human trafficking - so I got riled up and felt I had to write this. To me the idea and act of Lining up women to give off one as a present is demeaning and off. But I would not compare that with BokoHaram, come on. And this is more of a rant, we need to #LoveCulture

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
20 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Terrylin Backpackers
The cheque is in the post

"I hear you are in bond collections. What are the latest excuses people are coming up with these days? I've run out of ideas." Read more...

0 comments 112 views
Submitted by
Meta
News in the digital age

How do you think that spreading your hate/bigotry and or intolerance helps anybody? Read more...

13 comments 936 views
Submitted by
Brian Faul
How and why a Dictator is born

One needs to remember looking back in history these hard times is when a dictator is more likely to get born. It is during these hard times that a dictator gets voted into power. Read more...

9 comments 1714 views
Submitted by
Prenisha Naidoo
I will be proactive...

This letter is in response to articles on the death of baby Jamie Naidoo, We have the tendency to be reactive…we wait for something to happen, then suddenly we care, writes a News24 User. Read more...

2 comments 423 views
Submitted by
woadstress
Celebration

Make a list of at least ten things that you can celebrate, and write two or three reasons why you can celebrate those things or events. Read more...

1 comments 148 views
Submitted by
Eric de Castro
Last squeak of the year

 Read more...

12 comments 197 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.