Zuma gets Nkandla clan bash

2009-06-02 18:03

Durban - The Nxamalala clan in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal will slaughter 25 cows on Saturday to celebrate President Jacob Zuma’s ascendancy to the highest office.

The party, which the organisers have dubbed “the mother of parties”, was supposed to take place immediately after Zuma’s inauguration, but had to be delayed because of the president’s tight schedule.

The party will take place at the Ntolwane Primary School, which is just a stone’s throw away from Zuma’s homestead in Nkandla. It is the same school where Zuma cast his vote last month.

The leader of the Nxamalala clan, inkosi Bheki Zuma, who is related to the president, said preparations for the party were at an advanced stage.

“We have started erecting big tents and 25 cows will be slaughtered to feed scores of people. We want to celebrate in style.

"It is going to be a big party, a mother of all parties. We are expecting a lot of people to come and celebrate with us.”

He said people of his clan were proud that the president of the country was from their area.

“What makes people even more proud is the fact that Zuma’s ascendancy to power was not a walk in the park. He worked very hard during the struggle and also in government,” said Zuma.

The main speech will be delivered by the president. This will be followed by music from various bands.