It was Steve Berry who once wrote: “A concerned effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our educational, cultural, aesthetic, inspirational and economic legacies.
All of the things that literally make us who we are.
“This quote rings true to what the rest of the article is basically about – embracing one’s heritage. We must admit that it came as a pleasant surprise when South Africa’s self-proclaimed diamond, Minnie Dlamini-Jones, shared an image aimed at honouring her maternal Indian heritage.
Minnie’s photo shoot was Afro-Asian themed of which the media personality tied it in with the diversity that melts out from South Africa’s rich culture and history.
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This shoot meant the world to me! Paying homage to my AfroAsian ancestry. One thing you don’t know about me, is that my maternal great grandfather was an Indian immigrant. South Africa is not just black & white 💎 We’re a melting pot of gorgeous diversity and it lives in us all! #CelebrateYourLineage 🇿🇦 📸: @stevelmarcphotography 💄: @preciousxabamakeup stying : @mskutty_molete 💇🏾♀️: @jawad_ntlhane_maphoto
Though taken aback by Minnie’s history revelation, we must say that opening that heritage window is refreshing and inspires the rest of us to learn more about ourselves.
The gorgeous and multifaceted Mrs Jones’ revelation was met with mixed reactions, with some of her followers surprised that she has an Indian lineage in her Dlamini bloodline.
— Valiant 💜 (@Valiant7Fold) January 8, 2019
Hebanna! Minnie o na le boIndia mo mading? That's nice girl! Am also thinking of doing my ancestral research because I only know this far.
— tuminho (@tuminho6) January 8, 2019