Inkosi wants Port Shepstone renamed

2017-08-10 06:02
Inkosi Ndwalane wants the town of Port Shepstone and Murchison Hospital to be renamed.PHOTO: Thami ka-Nkosi

Inkosi Ndwalane wants the town of Port Shepstone and Murchison Hospital to be renamed.PHOTO: Thami ka-Nkosi

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KWANDWALANE traditional leader Inkosi Sazi Nelson Ndwalane said the time has come to rename Murchison Hospital as well as the town of Port Shepstone.

He was speaking at a gathering of the Ndwalane clan at Kwamaveshe sports ground in Murchison last Saturday.

In his address, he said both the hospital and town should be named after his grandfather, Gagamela Ndwalane who was also the area chief.

He said this would be a way of recognising and dignifying the Ndwalane clan.

“As a senior chief of this area, I want our old ways to be recognised. I’m tired of these English inventions.”

He also said politicians are “stealing the spotlight” by renaming everything after themselves when the land does not belong to them, it belongs to Amakhosi.

“I have already sent a proposal to the Department of Justice and relevant stakeholders and we are now waiting for a response.”

He claimed his grandfather gave the land to those who settled afterwards.

He was also a freedom fighter.

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