Shaka’s day: two events likely to draw thousands

2011-09-22 00:00

THE annual King Shaka’s Day commemoration, scheduled for kwaDukuza Recreation Grounds in Stanger this Saturday, will be celebrated with the 40th anniversary of King Goodwill Zwelithini’s accession to the throne, the premier’s office confirmed yesterday.

Ndabezinhle Sibiya, spokesperson for KZN Premier Zweli Mkhize, said thousands of people, including amabutho (warriors), are expected to converge at the venue to celebrate the two events.

Mkhize said: “The king has continued to inspire the people of KwaZulu-Natal to work hard and has constantly advocated the creation of a compassionate and caring society.”

Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi’s spokesperson, Liezel van der Merwe, confirmed that he will be present at the celebrations.

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