Thembi Thusi

Specialist iSiZulu Teacher

What made you decide to become a teacher? 

My high school teacher once said to me he does not see me doing anything besides teaching, so of course I did not listen and when I was doing my final year one of my lectures said to me I choose a wrong field it does not suit me I should have done teaching. So I listened and here I am.

What is your favourite subject to teach and why? 

My favourite subject to teach?  IsiZulu.  Why? Because I am able to share and grow the love of the culture and language.

What is your first or favourite memory from going to school when you were a child? 

Playground, playing with my friends during break and lunch and coming back to class late and dirty because we ignored the bell and just carried on playing. When I was in grade 3 my class teacher then Mrs Kunene had a group of boys from grade 6 that will go and look for us after lunch because we would not came back to class we would just carry on until after school and we will go just go back to fetch our school bags.

What song do you know all the lyrics to?

Okmalumekoolkat – Amalobolo

What interests do you pursue outside of the classroom? 

I am a part of the organisation called WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts) and here in South Africa we are known as Girl Guides.

What book are you currently reading? 

Kuxabene Ubendle – Z. Mkhize

What would we be surprised to learn about you?
I worked for a year at the Pinetown Magistrate Court as an interpreter.