Johannesburg man, Melusi Tshabalala's Facebook project has taken off and his followers are growing by the day.
He posts an isiZulu word daily with the most poetic, lyrical, and entertaining explanations that are sorely needed in South Africa right now.
In a country currently experiencing a distinct lack of social cohesion, this could well be a small step in the right direction
His Tuesday Zulu word was amanga. Lies. And he writes, "a technique, favoured by some of South Africa's (maybe the world's) trickiest negotiators...."
"It's important to note that there is no singular to amanga; it's always plural because you can never tell just one lie. Even if it seems you told one lie, the work that went into it is full of the other lies that you might even have told yourself, without realising it. On the other hand, to keep that lie going, you will also have to keep telling lies."
On Wednesday the word was 'vovo'...and Tshabalala writes,
And Smile! :)
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