Coloured community to learn their history

2015-11-12 06:00

THE coloured community of Port Shepstone has something exciting and interesting to look forward to this month.

Saturday, 21 November has been set aside for two paramount chiefs and the prince from the Kei Korana Royal House to visit Merlewood Primary to educate the coloured community about their history.

“For many years, coloured people have always felt as though they have no heritage and history, but we want to inform them that they do have an identity,” said chief André de Bruin of Durban.

He said coloureds have culture, land and a king and that will be discussed during the visit.

“We have documents and references to back up what we tell people,” he said.

De Bruin added that it was unfortunate there wasn’t enough literature in libraries about coloured people.

He said that South African government officially recognises five tribes - Korana, Griqua, San, Cape Koi and Nama.

The delegation that will visit Merlewood are from the Koi and San tribe as history dictates that this was the first tribe to visit KwaZulu-Natal.

“They were saddle bearers … we want to revive this lost nation,” he said.

“The Western Cape has been successful with this and we want to do the same in KwaZulu-Natal,” said De Bruin.

“We appeal to the coloured population of Port Shepstone to come and find out where they came from,” he said.

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