It was different this time around, in fact, MaKhumalo “disappointed” some viewers and this goes to show that, what you might consider as a minor issue could very well be turned into a big deal by someone else watching the very same episode.
So, this is about how MaKhumalo was seated when she was with the family, usually, one would expect people to pay more attention on what is being said during the discussions. But, there were some people who were bothered that MaKhumalo did not do things as they should be done.
People have different beliefs, that goes without saying, we know that in some cultures, a lot of the things that are regarded as normal are not done, if they are, then it is usually in a very unusual manner.
Apparently, that is disrespectful, especially if there are elders around, but if we really take time to understand this, we will realise that, the way you sit has nothing to do with the kind of person you are.
However, this also does not mean that you should not have an opinion about some of these beliefs, this MaKhumalo’s issue is an example.
People can sit anyhow they want, if MaKhumalo feels more comfortable crossing her legs, then she should do just that, but she obviously cannot do that if her family believes that crossing her legs while they are in a meeting with elders is disrespectful.