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Meet the Brickz court translator who gave Mzansi life

18 October 2017 - 16:11 By TshisaLIVE
Translator Sizakele Mhlongo was the talk of social media for her work during the Brickz sentencing proceedings.
Translator Sizakele Mhlongo was the talk of social media for her work during the Brickz sentencing proceedings.
Image: Veli Nhlapo

Court translator Sizakele Mhlongo stole the show at the sentencing of musician Sipho "Brickz" Ndlovu but she says she was just doing her job.

Sizakele found herself trending on social media after her animated and diligent translations grabbed the attention of those watching to learn Brickz'S fate in the Roodepoort Magistrates Court.

Speaking to Sowetan, Sizakele said that she was simply showing the passion she had for her work.

 "I am very passionate about my job. I love it because I come across a lot of different cases and learn a great deal from them. I love what I do and that's what I wake up for in the morning."

Sizakele, who can translate into several languages, was called on to translate court proceedings into Zulu and said that case was a difficult and painful one to work on.

"This has been a very painful and difficult case to work on - not only for me but (for) everyone involved in it. The most difficult part was having to translate for the complainant (Ndlovu's niece)".

Meanwhile, social media users responded to her work during the court proceedings with hilarious messages and memes.

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