Khandapondo tax vs Bhambatha and Ndoni kaMzoyi

The common narrative (+ the perspective of my cousin Nhlanhla) around Bhambatha’s rebellion reminds me of the stories my mother tells us about Ndoni KaMzoyi Khathi. Ndoni was a very colorful character in my mother’s childhood stories. One of the stories that I find fascinating is his refusal to pay tax. In his words “mhlaContinue reading “Khandapondo tax vs Bhambatha and Ndoni kaMzoyi”

Cheeky Palate | Surprisingly great

Been binge watching Cheeky Palate because of episode 6 from season 1. It’s an interesting show, which I almost didn’t watch because I don’t care for Phat Joe at all.I am learning new things and some people have actually shocked me. If you want to preserve your innocence, then this show is not for you.EpisodeContinue reading “Cheeky Palate | Surprisingly great”

Religion and Ancestors

“Missionaries did a number on us!” I twitted something to this effect on sunday after watching #AmaBishop episode 11. I am of the belief that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. I also believe that God is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent. What I do not believe is that the entirety of God’s beingContinue reading “Religion and Ancestors”

Our Beloved Mntanenkosi| Purposeful and brave

Hamba kahle Ndlovukazi yesizwe. Imagine having to leave your own country and marry into a different culture, and lead people who speak a different language to you and possibly view life differently to you. She was a brave girl! She sacrificed her own life for the sake of our kingdoms. I know I wouldn’t haveContinue reading “Our Beloved Mntanenkosi| Purposeful and brave”

Appreciation post for Umntwana wakaPhindangene, uShenge.

┬áDon’t feel obligated to comment on this. This was written 6 days ago and is not an indication of political affiliation of any kind. 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 ancestorsContinue reading “Appreciation post for Umntwana wakaPhindangene, uShenge.”

The Real Housewives of Durban Season 1 Episodes 13 & 14| The long awaited two-part reunion

Dear online family, Herewith, the review of Real Housewives of Durban Season 1 Episodes 13: Meh & Episode 14: Leave Ayanda alone. My two cents worth as usual! I am more than disappointed at the Williams family. I am shocked and utterly disgusted. “Reality tv shows are perfect for people who have nothing to lose”Continue reading “The Real Housewives of Durban Season 1 Episodes 13 & 14| The long awaited two-part reunion”

Wendy Williams| My thoughts after watching the movie & “it’s a mess” the documentary

Here’s Wendy! How you doin’? So this is where my thoughts took me after ‘Wendy Day’: Our formative years are spent being trained to conform. You are labeled odd if you are not bubbly and giggly as a little girl, teachers tell your parents to send you to a special school when you are quietContinue reading “Wendy Williams| My thoughts after watching the movie & “it’s a mess” the documentary”