Even the Pan South African Language Board knows this basic principle. The body has called on South African parents to be concerned if their children starts to speak in an adopted British accent just because they watch the popular animated TV series Peppa Pig.
The British animated series is a globally popular show with a fan base of mainly children aged between 4 and 6.
A number of South African parents say that their children often mimic the characters in the show, even during general social interactions.
The board says that parents are advised to play a role that defines what language or accent children use.
Spokesperson Sibusiso Nkosi: “There is the perception that people have that if you have a better accent than the traditional African accent, that it is a sign of intelligence. That is not an indication of it. You can continue speaking in your African accent.
Back to Reece-Mogg. This idiot, a Tory MP and ardent Brexiteer recently displayed his idiotism in a posh English accent on the BBC’s Questions Time when he tried to justifying concentration camps by the British during the 2nd Boer War.
In a discussion on the legacy of Winston Churchill Rees-Mogg said the death rate in concentration camps used by the British army in South Africa during the second Boer War between 1899 and 1902 was the same as the death rate in Glasgow at the time.
He said Boer women and children were put in the camps for their own protection. “These people were interned for their safety.”
The Boer War concentration camps are considered to be one of the greatest atrocities that the British Empire ever committed, with more than 27,000 of the 107,000 people interned dying while in the camps. A sixth of the Boer population were detained, most of them being women and children.
(We should invite this guy to Bloemfontein for a braai. Or lock him up in Oscar Pistorius’ toilet… – Ed)