Matomela Trust weekend

2016-10-05 06:00

MAIN through roads in Greytown will be closed this weekend as the annual Matomela family get-together takes place at Lake Merthley and Greytown Town Hall.

From 6am on Saturday 8 October until 10pm and again on Sunday from 6am to 4pm Bell and Pine, Bell and York and Pine-Maitland streets will be closed to traffic.

The invitation sent by the Isigungu SamaNxamalala Matomela Trust to its Heritage Day celebration on Saturday at Lake Merthley states “since 2009, the Zuma clan has been honoured by the good support and co-operation from the various municipalities as it prepares and commemorates the life and times of Inkosi uMstomela kaShisa, who was a contemporary of His Majesty King Shaka kaSensangakhona, the founder of the Zulu nation.
Inkosi Matomela, whose grave site is where the Greytown Hall today stands, was known for his bravery and his particularly cordial relationship with King Shaka.”

The event is two pronged, not only to commemorate the life and times of the Inkosi, but also to fund raise for the Matomela Trust, which promotes education, heritage and culture.

These celebrations over the past years have been attended by President Jacob Zuma, top government leaders, traditional leaders and members of the Matomela clan. It is reported that the annual gala dinner will be held in the town hall on Saturday evening.

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