Street carnival to drum up 2010 spirit

2010-05-05 00:00

THE uMgungundlovu District Municipality is gearing up for the 2010 World Cup by holding a street carnival on Friday.

While the cabinet endorsed the concept of Football Friday in readiness for the 2010 spectacular, uMgungundlovu has taken it a step further with “Football Friday Activation”.

The carnival is aimed at encouraging the City of Choice to join the rest of the country in the final preparations to host one of the world’s most prestigious sports events.

uMgungundlovu District Mayor Yusuf Bhamjee said: “This event will be a street display not to be missed or forgotten.

“Different performing arts groups and uMgungundlovu stakeholders will form part of the festival.”

Bhamjee will also make a speech at the event.

The parade will kick off at Mehlokazulu High School, Imbali, at 10 am, and move along Moses Mabhida Road where groups and individuals in colourful clothing will parade, dance and celebrate.

State vehicles, including fire engines, will have their sirens blaring, while drums and vuvuzelas will add to the festive atmosphere.

The procession will end at the Edendale FET College, where all the performing groups will be taken by buses to the corner of Moses Mabhida and Langalibalele streets, next to Unisa.

This will be the second session of the parade, during which the district mayor will join the procession. It will end at Freedom Square.

Performing groups include 32 women in carnival gear carrying flags from all the countries participating in the World Cup, drum majorettes, boy scouts and traditional dancers.

Football supporters in football outfits will blow their vuvuzelas and do the diski dance.

 

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