UBUHLEBEZWE Local Municipality held a performing arts festival at the Peace Initiative Hall in Ixopo last weekend and people from 14 wards attended in traditional attire. A parade, including the deputy mayor, Elizabeth Ngubo, went through the streets of Ixopo. Groups who entertained included ingoma, isibhaca, igiya and maskandi. Monetary prizes were given to local groups. “The event has played a positive role in the growth of economy in Ixopo,” said Ngubo. - Supplied.