UMgungundlovu fails indigenous games test

2015-08-27 06:01

UMGUNGUNDLOVU was not mentioned once as eThekwini Metro dominated results at this year’s KZN Provincial Indigenous Games at the 121 Battalion Military Base in Mtubatuba on Saturday.

Eleven district teams, including those under Mngundlovu District Municipality, competed in ingqathu (rope skipping), umlabalaba (board game), dibeke, drie stokkies, amagende (stones), incuva and induku (stick fighting).

eThekwini were the overall winners after amassing 35 points. Amajuba and Uthungulu districts followed with 15 and 14 points respectively.

The games were organised by the Department of Sport and Recreation and served to select a provincial team to represent KZN in the national games to be held in Polokwane, Limpopo next month.

KwaZulu-Natal is the defending champion.

The indigenous games are old-style or “childhood amusements” taken from the country’s diverse racial and ethnic groups as opposed to familiar sport. They are part of the country’s cultural heritage.

A strong team was selected to represent the province and chosen players will be advised through their districts this week.

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