Mec’s celebrated our shared heritage

2015-09-17 06:00

MEC Alan Winde and MP Thandeka Gqada were part of the festivities at the Heritage Celebration Event in Makhaza at the weekend. 

Mawande Sobethwa

MEC Alan Winde and MP Thandeka Gqada were part of the festivities at the Heritage Celebration Event in Makhaza at the weekend. PHOTOs: Mawande Sobethwa

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It was song, dance and lots of laughter when the Makhaza sports field played host to a Heritage Day Celebration event on Saturday.

Locals were dressed in traditional outfits at the event organised by the provincial parliament.

Economic Development MEC Alan Winde and Member of Parliament Thandeka Gqada graced the all day event where youth groups wowed crowds with musical performances as well as traditional dance pieces.

Winde said that September was a special month for South Africa’s heritage. “Our traditions and cultures are our biggest attributes.

They are also our biggest attraction when it comes to tourists, with tourism being one of our biggest industries. We must embrace our heritage,” said Winde.

He encouraged locals to keep celebrating their heritage and keep the province beautiful.

Gqada echoed Winde’s sentiments and encourages locals to continue celebrations throught the month of September.

“I’m so happy to see that you came to the event wearing our traditional regalia even though I did not have time to wear mine,” she said.

Resident Thembile Dinisile was not quite sure what was happening but told City Vision that he enjoyed the festive affair.

“I’m not really sure what’s going on here I was walking in the street I just came to see what’s happening. I see that people are dancing and wearing traditional clothes. It’s nice to be here,” he added

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