Appreciation post for Umntwana wakaPhindangene, uShenge.

 Don’t feel obligated to comment on this. This was written 6 days ago and is not an indication of political affiliation of any kind.

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi



In the morning he was lamenting the pain of losing the people close to him. He made it clear that he would much rather be the one resting with the ancestors instead of being here, dealing with the current situation (not verbatim).

He then reprimanded the inappropriate, jubilant singing and dancing in Johannesburg and went as far as relaying a message to the izinduna there to correct the issue.
I appreciate the seriousness with which he takes his responsibilities. Also being an elder means that you will be trying to correct something that only you classify as a problem, others around you would be wondering what the fuss is about.

Makuhlatshiwe eMaJwareni iNkosana jikelele yesizwe saMdambiso ubab’uSgayigayi uvame ukufika nenduna uMkhulu uNonkongolo. They instruct and correct the young men, who are now unfortunately heads of families (because our fathers were taken away from us too soon). These instructions are not always well received but very necessary, so that we don’t end up having parties, thinking senza imisebenzi.
Let’s appreciate our elders whilst we have them. Let’s also learn from them how things are supposed to be done. That’s how we will preserve our culture.
The end.

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