Speaking of DNA testing to trace your ancestry, Oprah Winfrey took the plunge and submitted her DNA for analysis. Based on the results, she claims to be a member of the Zulu tribe in South Africa. Unfortunately, historical evidence doesn’t back her up. (Sify, July 1, 2005)
According to historians, few records show that the tribe was involved in the North American slave trade. Africans who became slaves in North America, in particular the American South, were mostly from West Africa.
“I hate to tell Oprah this, but she is sorely mistaken,” Zulu leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi was quoted as saying.
If I were Oprah, I’d be asking for my money back.