Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
TO CLAIM official language status for the dialect Khelobedu is an absolute farce because it is part of Sesotho sa Lebowa.
It is also not true to suggest that the dialect is spoken by 2,4 million people. The majority of people in Limpopo speak Sepedi. GaSekhukhune, Moletji (including Polokwane and Seshego), GaMothapo, GaMothiba, Greater Mphahlele (including Lebowakgomo), Mokopane, to mention but a few, are all Bapedi.
We have much more pressing issues to deal with in the province than to waste our time on this fallacy.
To the government I say, send them packing. They are probably motivated by greed and power. I doubt they number 500 000, at most.
Maredi Mello, Gauteng