A 2010 video of South Africans who emigrated to New Zealand has re-emerged and has been making waves on social media.
In it‚ expat South Africans can be seen explaining their reasons for leaving the country and sharing their experiences in their new home.
Watch the video below:
White people who left south Africa are poor and struggling in New Zealand they even pray in Setswana. pic.twitter.com/ZENNTnp74f
— Battalion 54 (@54Battalion) August 26, 2019
Among those interviewed was former journalist Ryk Hattingh‚ who opened up a shoe-repair and key-cutting business.
Carole Venecourt used to work as a caterer‚ but the laws in New Zealand required her to have a separate kitchen to operate her business‚ so she closed to sell at markets.
She also became a bus driver and co-hosted a show on a community radio station‚ where she shared recipes.
Another group of women can be seen singing in Setswana‚ something social media users thought was hilarious.
Those who caught on to the video reacted. Here is a snapshot:
Interesting how they call themselves "Expatriates" when they go to other countries. Everyone else they call "immigrants" or "foreigners".They even call their ancestors "settlers" instead of invaders.They call theirs forests & ours jungles.They play with words to confuse & deceive
— Kuda Sig~Nature (@Kuda_Sig3nature) August 26, 2019
😂😂This is what I've been saying white south Africans won't leave South Africa because being white brings no privilege in white countries, unlike south Africa they can't get away with the level of mediocrity that they get away with here simply because they're white. 😂😂
— kwe2 (@kwethu90s) August 27, 2019
He said 14 to 16 hour days were grueling. That’s normal for most SAns.
Why do they threaten us with leaving as if they’re going to the land of milk and honey?
RESORTto selling food at hospitals?!
Way of life in SA as they well know.
They r so humbled. Good thing they immigrated
— Lol'popu (@LollyMkunqwana) August 27, 2019
None sounded happy…even worshiped in my language….in New Zealand…now that's funny😂😂😂
— #OurLand (@PNMaster_) August 26, 2019
That line that you would never see a woman driving a bus in SA isn't true. I used to take municipality bus from Gandhi Square to the then TSA in Florida in early 2000s. On many occasions I rode bus driven by white lady. I've seen a number of ladies driving Metro buses.
— Richardson Mzaidume (@hlubizer) August 27, 2019
Im all for the "and they pray in setswana"😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/jqckgo64l1
— Ntuthuko NM Mazibuko (@NtuthukoNMMazi1) August 27, 2019