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zethembiso mkhize

Updated: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:42 am

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I was born in and raised in Maphumulo. Went to uMvozane primary school, Radha Roopsingh primary and Shakaskraal primary. I then went to Our Lady of The Rosary Secondary where I matriculated in 2010 at the age of 17. After school I enrolled eUKZN (Howard College) where am currently at. I'm doing a degree in Social Sciences. I love reading, writing and singing. Above all things, I love being African and totally against xenophobia. I strongly believe that we all belong together as Africans,no matter which part of the continent we are from.I was born in a poverty stiken village which I'm sure has contributed towards the great and differend person that I am today. I want to make a differnce in my community.


Black is beautiful. I am black and proud. I am black and beautiful. When I smile, one is amazed by the whiteness of my teeth. I was created by God to be a decoration. I am natural. I am black and proud. I need not to make my skin lighter by using the evil skin enlightening creams that shall destroy the beauty that God has given me. I am beautiful as I am. God has given me the greatest gift ever, the gift of being a black woman. I have the spirit of Ubuntu. He created me to understand that umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu. I love being black. Being black means understanding the value of respect. I love being black. Black I am proud of being! BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!

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Wed 25th Jul 2012 11:07

Just read your collection of poems,very well written with lots of things to think about,well done."Black is beautiful"-loved it.

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Rachel Bond

Wed 16th May 2012 22:24

Zethembiso, thanks for your recent comment on 'tv' lyrics. i mentioned the band as i think its a great song. i quite often put song lyrics on to encourage them as a form of poetry, but i must admit its usually when i cant think of my own :p

a friend of mine taught me some swahili once, he was from nairobi. sadly my memory is terrible..i remember 'jumbo' but not sure how to spell it, but better still he showed me the african way to handshake! ;0

we painted big sheets with africa/uk designs for the church where we worked together in the cafe and played a lot of african music cds, it was definately evocative of an african way and certainly brightened up our dull grey english church :)

thanks again x

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Peter Asher

Tue 8th May 2012 20:14

Thanks for the comment on Anna Dacie. I thought I would keep the lines short and to the point.

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Shirley Smothers

Tue 8th May 2012 16:12

Hello zethembiso. Someone posted my poem word for word without giving me credit.
I posted "Nontraditional Haiku about MY Poem", because my daughter says the first poem, "Haiku about a Stolen Poem" was worded a little too strongly.
I contacted the website and told the administrator that I don't have a problem with anyone posting my poetry I just ask to receive proper credit. He removed the poem.

Thanks for your comment,

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Fri 13th Apr 2012 11:53

Hi, dear Zethembiso Mkhize! Thank you so much for the comment on "I Am a Lady".
With warmest wishes,

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Sun 16th Oct 2011 12:16

Hi again zethembiso, thanks for adding a picture and welcome aboard. Winston

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kath hewitt

Wed 12th Oct 2011 14:29

Thanks for your comment re 'for a moment' :-)

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zethembiso mkhize

Mon 10th Oct 2011 11:20

Thank you guys for welcoming me so warmly. I do feel at home. I am really going to enjoy my time here at WOL! I can feel it!

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Jeff Dawson

Sat 8th Oct 2011 09:55

Hi Zethembiso, welcome to WOL, enjoyed reading your work here. I run open mic WOL nights in Bolton if you're ever in the area! best wishes, and keep writing Jeff

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sat 8th Oct 2011 08:26

many thanks Zethembiso
for your kind,humourous comments
on my poem'Wife'

please excuse my late reply
(just back from a little holiday)

absolutely loved
your very interesting biography.
but moreso-your stunning heartwarming smile!

I know you will enjoy your time
on this site.

lots of love from
Patricia and Stefan.xx

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Fri 7th Oct 2011 14:15

Sawubona Zethembiso. Wemukelekili to Write Out Loud. Ngiyabonga Kakhulu for the comments you made on Fathers 4 Justice. It is good to know that some people can look upon objectively and realize that yes, Men do after all have hearts. There is difficulty in the UK for children at the moment. And men are being given the blame for all societies ills.

I hope that you enjoy the site, and that your writings go from strength to strength.

Further, Black is beautiful! : )))

My wife is from Durban, a strong Zulu woman who knows how to (fairly), keep me in place.

I have visited Africa several times and know her to be a beautiful continent, I wish more people realized that.

One love Zethembiso, i believe in it. I believe in ubuntu.

Best wishes



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