Nkandla: Zuma shows off his moves at traditional dance fest

2013-01-02 00:00

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma joined thousands of people at Nkandla yesterday for a day of indlamu traditional dance.

Zuma’s brother, Michael Zuma, said the dancing was “going very well”. It was an element of showcasing Zulu culture and taking pride in it, he added.

“It is our culture. We are enjoying it.”

Zuma said thousands of people came to the time-honoured dance festival. “I cannot even count them,” he said in a telephone interview.

South Africa’s first citizen was “performing with members of the community”, said his brother.

Indlamu is the traditional dance most often associated with Zulu culture. It is performed with drums and full traditional attire and is derived from the war dances. The dancer lifts one foot over his head and brings it down hard.

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