Ingoma Dance Festival Captivates uMfolozi

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The Ingoma Dance Festival captivated the community of Dondotha, KwaMthethwa and surrounding areas within the uMfolozi Municipality as scores of traditional Zulu dance groups entertained the massive crowd in attendance, on Christmas day 25 December 2015.
An excited uMfolozi Mayor Cllr Smanga Mgenge thanked the local traditional leadership, the festival organisers as well as the Municipal stakeholders who took part in making the Ingoma Festival a success. This was the first time that uMfolozi Municipality was part of the festival and Mayor Mgenge promised that the Municipality will support the event every year in the future, as the festival keeps the spirit of tradition alive while entertaining the community. “Such festivals are in line with our Municipal objectives of promoting a society that is safe and free from social ills such as crime and violence, especially during the festive season when people consume more alcohol than normal and usually find themselves in compromising situations which harm the community,” said Mayor Mgenge.
The event was a huge success attracting close to 5000 spectators to watch the magnificent cultural dancing.

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One of the dancing groups entertaining the crowd with their spectacular traditional dance routine.

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One of the traditional dance groups showcasing their dance routine.

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The community in their large numbers attending the Ingoma Dance Festival.

Eric Prinsloo

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