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Actress Mona Monyane Opens Up About Facing Xenophobic Slurs In School

Actress Mona Monyane Opens Up About Facing Xenophobic Slurs In School. Xenophobia is only one part of what’s wrong with South Africa and actress Mona Monyane took to twitter to share her experience of being the outcast because of where she is from.

Monyane took to twitter in a thread sharing that although she is a South African citizen, she was born in Zimbabwe where her parents were exiled which resulted in harsh xenophobic terms from schoolmates when addressing her.

“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, the way I spoke English well” Monyane wrote.

The actress further stated that she was always considered a foreigner and the people of Mzansi are not shy about ostracizing someone because they are different, but she knows who she is and she is proud.

“South Africans carry a lot of toxicity, hatred and judgment. I am not ashamed of who I am. My parents fought for our freedom. I carry my identity with great pride” Mona wrote.

By Sinakho Mandla

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