ASIMBONANGA (MANDELA)

 

Chorus:

Asimbonanga (We have not seen him)

Asimbonang’ um Mandela thina (We have not seen Mandela…)

Laph’ ekhona (in the place where he is…) 

Laph’ ehleli khona (in the place where he is kept)

 

Oh the sea is cold and the sky is grey

Look across the island into the bay

We are all islands till comes the day

We cross the burning water

 

Chorus:…

 

A seagull wings across the sea

Broken silence is what I dream

Who has the words to close the distance

Between you and me

 

Chorus:…

 

Steve Biko/Victoria Mxgenge/Neil Aggett

 

Asimbonanga (We have not seen him… )

Asimbonang’ umfowethu thina (We have not seen our brother) 

Laph’ ekhona (in the place where he is…)

La wafela khona (in the place where he died… )

 

Hey wena (hey you…) 

Hey wena nawe (hey you and you as well…)

Sizofik a nini la’ Siyakhona (when will we arrive at our true destination?)

 

Chorus:… 

 

 

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