Security tight at Reed Dance

2009-09-12 14:20

Durban - There was tight security at King Goodwill Zwelithini’s Nyokeni royal palace in northern KwaZulu Natal in KwaNongoma area, during the reed dance festival on Saturday, police said.

“We have sufficient officers to deal with any eventuality that may arise today [Saturday],” said Superintendent Vincent Mdunge.

Thousands of maidens descend annually at the royal palace for the festival to celebrate the reed dance festival which was introduced by king Shaka decades ago.

In 2008 a 14-year-old Durban girl was raped while participating in the dance.

The girl was forced outside by a group of men who raped her.

Mdunge said they had deployed members from the crime intelligence unit, the national intervention unit and public order police officers to monitor the situation during the festival.

“We also have normal deployment task force on standby. No incidents of crime were recorded so far,” said Mdunge.

Zwelithini was expected to deliver a key note address to more than 15 000 people who attended the festival.

- SAPA
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