Amahlubi: ANC pair for ceremony

2010-10-08 00:00

TWO top ANC leaders, national chairperson Baleka Mbete and head of policy Jeff Radebe, are expected to attend the traditional annual commemoration of the AmaHlubi clan founder, King Langalibalele 1, in Est­court tomorrow.

A spokesperson for the AmaHlubi royal family, Prince Bhekithemba Langalibalele, said the two were invited by virtue of being members of the AmaHlubi clan and “not according to their prominent political portfolios”.

Although it failed recently in its application to the the Nhlapo Commission to have the kingship retained, the Amahlubi community in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands continues to observe the traditional rituals.

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