About the Song
Senzeni na? What have we done?
Sono sethu, ubumnyama. Our sin is that we are black.
Sono sethu yinyaniso. Our sin is the truth.
Sibulawayo. They are killing us.
Mayibuye i Africa. Let Africa return.
This song was written during the South African struggle to overcome aoartheid. This Zulu language song is traditionally sung at funerals, demonstrations, and in churches. Activist Duma Ndlovu compared the influence of "Senzeni Na?" to that of the American protest song "We Shall Overcome".