Thomas has been in Joburg since 1997 and he still doesn’t understand seSotho, sePedi and seTswana. Skhumba is not happy with this and would like listeners to teach him a few phrases.
Skhumba challenged Kaya 959 listeners to teach Thomas other languages.
Listen to listeners giving Thomas a few phrased in their languages:
Did you know that tthere are eleven official languages in South Africa. These are English (9.6%), Afrikaans (13.5%), Ndebele (2.1%), Sepedi (9.1%), Xhosa (16%), Venda (2.4%), Tswana (8%), Southern Sotho (7.6%), Zulu 22.7%), Swazi or SiSwati (2.5%) and Tsonga (4.5%).
South Africa has one of the most complex and diverse in the world
The country is divided into four major ethnic groups; namely Nguni (Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and Swazi), Sotho, Shangaan-Tsonga and Venda. There are numerous subgroups within these, of which the Zulu and Xhosa (two subgroups of the Nguni group) are the largest.
Tweeps also weighed in the conversation:
— Thulani Ndaba (@tndaba) July 2, 2021
— sindiswa dhladhla (@s_dhladhla) July 2, 2021
He must start by saying “we love it in the morning” in all lingos and just leave out isinguni, azishee#ThomasAndSkhumba
— Musawenkosi Mosia (@King704Mph) July 2, 2021
— official_ (@skhumbi) July 2, 2021