The Department of Arts and Culture launched the King Dingiswayo Legacy programme on 15 April 2016 at KwaMthethwa.
This is a historic event that celebrates the legacy of late King Dingiswayo, who was the Chief of the Mthethwa nation and leader of various Nguni speaking groups in the Zululand.
The Minister has urged the youth to research about their roots in order to avoid being a lost generation. Mthethwa’s department together with uMfolozi Local Municipality officially launched the King Dingiswayo Legacy Programme. The aim of the programme is to educate the youth about the history of the Zulu nation.
Mthethwa said the project which will be carried out at different schools in the province, aims to encourage the youth to follow in the footsteps of prominent leaders like King Dingiswayo.
“This day marked 200 years since the Zulu nation was formed. So we are embarking on this annual celebration to build the nation with the youth to stop them from engaging in drug abuse and crime.
“We want to share the information about the hard work of this leader so that you will follow in his footsteps. This will also teach you about your own history,” he said.