Did Nelson Mandela really sing about killing white people?

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  • Simon
    Lv 5
    6 years ago
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    I only watched the first clip. Send me a message if you want me to translate the others (if they are different).

    Please ignore the sanctimonious liberal imbecile below who said, implicitly, that the translation was racist.

    I speak isiZulu.

    The translation is inferior, but correct. amaBhunu (not amaBhulu) means whites, specifically Afrikaner whites. It comes from the word the Afrikaners have for themselves - Boer, which means farmer.

    Mkhonto we Sizwe (Mk) means The Spear of the Nation which was the military wing of the ANC.

    The song means, in a non-literal translation, "Travel safely warriors. We have committed ourselves to killing the farmers/whites. etc" or, more accurately in the Zulu idiom "We have sworn to kill them. Now happy hunting guys".

    Please trust me that this is the most accurate translation you will ever find. I speak isiZulu and I lived with (WITH, not "amongst") Zulus. There is absolutely no ambiguity WHATSOEVER in that song. it has one meaning, and one meaning only, in the isiZulu language idiom.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    I am glad he is dead

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Yes

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  • 6 years ago

    this is a mistranslation some words can have more than one meaning. Alot of whiite south africans are either racist or not as fluent as they think they are. fight doesn't always mean kill

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  • Tim D
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    What is so difficult to understand about revolution?

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Doubtful you are seeing a real translation. The guy who posted it is pretty racist. You can't really trust a lot of what you see on Youtube. The song is evidently about freedom. The subtitles were made up.

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  • 6 years ago

    If it is not on CNN or MSNBC, it is probably true because they cannot refute it.

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  • 6 years ago

    Yes, he was a black commie criminal, who hated every1 not like him.

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