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

Comments: 2
Article views: 929
Latest Badges:

View all FanaThePurp's badges.

Leave the Zulu’ alone.

02 September 2013, 09:08

Written by UnConventional Purp

For many years I have been known as the voice or defender of Tsonga people, while some label me a Tsonga extremist. Right or wrong, all I can say is that there is a lot of confusion as to what I am trying to achieve. I feel I have to explain what I am about, as I have never done so, ever since I started with my noise.

But before I explain myself I would like to say tell all Tsonga people to leave the Zulu’s alone. It has to come to an end, it is time to face the truth and stop falsely blaming Zulu people for our tribe being inferior. We are to blame, our forefathers and parents in actual fact are all to blame. Hambi xilungu xa vula, “nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission”. What has the Zulu nation done to us except call us names and bully us at taxi ranks, schools and the workplace, compared to what Soshangana and his descendants did to our tribe and people [Read Truth about Shangaan Kings]. We are so angry at these people for calling us names, yet we call those who have butchered thousands of our own brothers and sisters.

WTF is wrong with us?

Leave the Zulu’s alone, what they think and call us has no impact on our bank accounts. Even though it hurts and unnatural for our own brothers to mistreat us, it is unAfrican of us to blame Zulu people. There is no tribal hierarchy, this is all psychological – we are inferior because we think like inferior people. But I thought we were the smarter ones, how did these taxi drivers make my people feel inferior? Yho!

Anyway, the truth is that we will not be respect by the Zulu nation until we are proud of ourselves. Our forefathers put us in a bad position and we made it worse by breeding victims generation to generation. We cannot blame the Zulu nation, as it is not only them who insult us and unfortunately, we entertain these insults. As I said, we are not the only victims and we need to stop that sh*t.

The first step is to leave Zulu’s alone.

With that said, let it be known that I have never been angry at Zulu people for what they think, say and do to my people. I only get angry at Zulu people and the rest of South Africa for denying me the right to speak up about the injustice. Why is expected of me to be just like people of my tribe, apply the ignore tactic of dealing with the injustice? I am not supposed to act if there is something wrong, I am not allowed to point-it-out-LOUD.

What does not kill you makes you Tsonga, right? (Whatever this means)

I have never wanted to change South Africans views on Tsonga people, it cannot be done – they can do it on their own. I wanted to remind people that this is very wrong; I noticed that Tsonga injustice has reached a state of normality. That is very disturbing, how does degrading your own kind become second nature? How we treat each other says a lot about where we are heading as a nation, think about it.

Those who have been exposed to my work have managed to confuse themselves, unless if I was not clear enough with my approach. All people read is tribalism, but miss the bigger picture. We cry foul to racism and apartheid yet we fail to treat each other like human beings. Why are we free exactly, to oppress one another? Sies Mzantsi! Such victimization is not only happening to my tribe, it covers the whole of South African tribes – na swo swizulwani (Zulu people included). The truth is that you are only safe in your HOMELAND and any where else in South Africa where you are a minority u tinyele (o nyile).

I have met a lot of Zulu people who are hurt by being labeled “ignorant & violent”. The difference between them and Tsonga people is that they don’t see themselves as victims. This is what I am here to address, the “victim-mentality” has to come to an end, the next generation cannot think like us. Our parents hid us and taught us to hide; we grow old and feel that we are strong enough to do something. Instead of doing something, we play the victim card and expect change to come.

Before we can address matters of psychology, I felt it was fair to address issues of our incorrect history and identity. This exposed my people’s anger towards South Africa, which was not the aim. We are angry at the wrong people, we should be angry at ourselves – which is why I hate fake Tsongas. There is nothing wrong by being Tsonga, be proud of it and protect your identity. We are avoiding the real issues and busy blaming Zulu people, hayi vafowethu.

It is our social responsibility to unite our tribe, to refuse when Tsonga parents intentionally do not teach their children Tsonga and hide themselves. What has being angry at Zulu people done for us as a people, NOTHING. Even if we cry ke and the government finally notices us, how will the government force a typical South African to change its mindset on us – while we are not even proud of ourselves?

I have always stood out because I am proud of who I am, I made it cool – it’s my thing being Tsonga (that’s how I even get girls).  I have noticed in all the years I have been on Earth that people respect me for not agreeing to feel inferior. I have lived my whole life in non-Tsonga areas; even people at home are shocked by my passion and love for my people. Excluding my aggression, I teach those around me instead of acting like a victim.

When will it end?

When will we stop hiding, changing and ignoring who we are? I hear declare the era of the victim over, we had our fun – it is time for us to start working and get our house in order.

Leave the Zulu’s alone.

Twitter: @UnCon_Purp [@FanaThePurpBlog]


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. 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Tshepo Tshabalala
#GIJC: Africa's Global Investigat...

African investigative journalists face a slew of challenges, with physical danger topping the list.  Read more...

0 comments 50 views
Submitted by
Tshepo Tshabalala
#GIJC: The basics of web scraping...

Web scraping is a useful technique to assist investigative journalists to uncover truths and improve the overall quality of reporting.  Read more...

0 comments 46 views
Submitted by
Dinesh Balliah
#GIJC: The ABCs of hard-hitting j...

Persistence is the most crucial quality to investigative journalism according to investigative journalist for The Washington Post and academic, Cheryl W. Thompson. Read more...

0 comments 114 views
Submitted by
Jan Badenhorst
How will you pay for your studies...

Want to study, but you can't afford it? Here is some help, and some common sense. Read more...

0 comments 315 views
Submitted by
Dinesh Balliah
#GIJC: Information laws critical ...

Access to information laws has become a crucial tool for journalists all over the world because it helps them expose any wrongdoing by public and private entities across the world. But getting the information under those laws can be a slow process. Read more...

0 comments 44 views
Submitted by
Rodgers Buluma
Development in Kenya have citizen...

The partnership between Kenya and the US to provide subsidized rates of power connection enabled the residents to have safe, legal and reliable connections. The move has reduced the high levels of fire brake outs being reported in the slam. Read more...

0 comments 63 views


RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2017 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.