Ayanda Borotho On Ubuntu: “I See Humans But No Humanity”

"UBUNTU....Humanity. The beginning, center and end of our Heritage. Who was is that said " I see humans but no humanity. "Celebrating all tribes of Azania in their diversity today. Named Shaka Day in honor of one of our greatest Kings to have lived."

Ayanda Borotho On Ubuntu: "I See Humans But No Humanity"-SurgeZirc SA
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Ayanda Borotho has recently taken to social media to talk about what Ubuntu really means to her. The Isibaya actress posted a picture which was accompanied by a lengthy message on Ubuntu and what humanity really is.

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Not only is Ayanda an actress, but she is also a social activist and author, she was recently nominated for UN’s most influential people of African decent under 40 global 100 list.

“UBUNTU…. Humanity. The beginning, center and end of our Heritage. Who was is that said I see humans but no humanity. “Celebrating all tribes of Azania in their diversity today. Named Shaka Day in honour of one of our greatest Kings to have lived.”

“Though history will have us believe he was a blood thirsty monster, he was actually far from it. This is one of the biggest misconceptions about Shaka created by the west.”

“The conquering of smaller tribes to form a Zulu Kingdom was not driven by a pursuit of his own power but rather it was to stop the wars between smaller tribes and unify them as a NATION under one POWER, precisely because he understood we were stronger together, (sic).”

“He also did not take away their land. People were allowed to practice their own traditions. He did not strip them of their identity and heritage. He was no saint, but he was a pioneer, an innovator, a courageous leader who led from the front.”

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“We have a duty to teach our children our true history, whether about King Moshoeshoe or Queen Modjaji…our true heritage has always been UBUNTU. Our kings and queens understood the mandate and responsibility that came with leadership.”

“It was to serve and to unite AFRICANS because if you really understand the migration of our people, you will know that we are either ALL foreigners or there are NO African foreigners in Africa. You pick.”

“Sometimes I wonder…when iSilo uShaka in his dying moments said ‘ angeke nilibuse’… was he really talking about “abelumbe” the colonizers or was he cursing us for turning on each other? Either way, we are here now, commemorating god knows what the hell braai day is And our “leaders” are ok with that,” she wrote.

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UBUNTU….Humanity. The beginning, centre and end of our Heritage. Who was is that said " I see humans but no humanity." Celebrating all tribes of Azania in their diversity today. Named Shaka Day in honour of one of our greatest Kings to have lived. Though history will have us believe he was a blood thirtsy monster, he was actually far from it. This is one of the biggest misconceptions about Shaka created by the west. The conquering of smaller tribes to form a Zulu Kingdom was not driven by a pursuit of his own power but rather it was to stop the wars between smaller tribes and unify them as a NATION under one POWER, precisely because he understood we were stronger together. He also did not take away their land. People were allowed to practice their own traditions. He did not strip them of their identity and heritage. He was no saint, but he was a pioneer, an innovator, a courageous leader who led from the front. We have a duty to teach our children our true history, whether about King Moshoeshoe or Queen Modjaji…our true heritage has always been UBUNTU. Our kings and queens understood the manadate and responsibility that came with leadership….that it was to serve and to unite AFRICANS because if you really understand the migration of our people, you will will know that we are either ALL foreigners or there are NO African foreigners in Africa. You pick. Sometimes I wonder…when iSilo uShaka in his dying moments said ' angeke nilibuse'… was he really talking about "abelumbe" the colonizers or was he cursing us for turning on each other? Either way, we are here now, commemorating god knows what the hell braai day is🤷🏿‍♀️ And our "leaders" are ok with that. UDlungwane kaNdaba Ilembe eleq’ amanye amalembe ngokukhalipha UNodum’ehlezi kaMenzi uSishak’ asishayeki – umtakaSengakhona Bath’ uShaka kayikubusa akaykuba Nkosi kanti kulaph’ ezakunethezeka khona.  Wena we Ndlovu! Bayede! Usuka leNkosi iSilo uShaka kaSenzangakhona leli. Asijiki.

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