Zimbabwean-Born Muvhango Actress Speaks On Discrimination In South Africa

Zimbabwean born actress, Mona Monyane who is popular for her role as Dr Nthabeleng on SABC 2 soapie Muvhango has said she was discriminated by her classmates in South Africa.

Monyane who was born in Harare on May 16, 1990, whilher parents were in exile, shared her order on Twitter. She said: 


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I was born in Zimbabwe because my parents were activists and they were exiled. When kids at school found out, they legit called me ‘lekwerekwere’, made fun of my skin tone and the way I spoke English well.

Getting my smart card ID was also a mission, had to wait two years.

Because I am a naturalised citizen (both parents South African), but not being here makes me a foreigner. South Africans carry a lot of toxicity, hatred and judgement. I am not ashamed of who I am. My parents fought for our freedom. I carry my identity with great pride.

This comes when an anti-Zimbabwe campaign – #ZimbabweansMustFall, initiated by South African nationals is trending on Twitter.

South Africans accuse Zimbabweans, who are desperate for employment, of accepting paltry salaries which then result in employers shunning local nationals who will be demanding higher salaries.

The accusations, previously, resulted in South African nationals demonstrating against employers, looting foreign-owned shops and assaulting or killing foreign nationals.

More: Chronicle

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One Comment on “Zimbabwean-Born Muvhango Actress Speaks On Discrimination In South Africa

  1. What happened to Nguboyenja the son of Lobengula who is said was present but hidden by the colonialists behind a big rock at Matopo Indaba with the Ndebele Ndunas to ask them if they still wanted a king,.It is said they refused to be ruled by a Khumalo again because of their cruelity.It is said that when Nguboyenja heard the Ndunas denouncing the Khumalo kingship he went mute and never talked again until his death.Why is he not mentioned as next heir to Lobengula or is it a false story?Can Ndebele historians clarify this hisorty

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Zimbabwean-Born Muvhango Actress Speaks On Discrimination In South Africa