Results of traditional celebration

Chief Thembinkosi Vazi Ngingi, Phindile Hlongwane and Thabiso Peo, at the heritage celebration in KwaThema.

The event was also supported by the Gauteng Department of Arts and Culture, who donated medals and certificates for winners of the day.

Local traditional leaders, such as Chief Elijah Skosana, were present to witness locals expressing their heritage through the arts.

Read: Traditional leaders plan heritage celebration

Winners of the various categories are:

Best dances groups

• Nomathamsanca

• Umfazi Onenkani

• Veza Manzi

Best dressed

• Sifura Mohlala

• Zodwa Skhosana

• Lindiwe Mapasa

Best u/18 African song

• Bazungeziwe

• Forward Sisters

• Bana Ba Gosigadi

Best poetry

• Thembinkosi Dlamini

• Tana Hasana

• Lerato Ntuli

Chief Ngingi said the organisers are looking forward to next year’s heritage celebration, when they will be adding more categories and moving the event to a bigger venue, because of the overwhelming response they received this year.

Read: Traditional music celebrated

“I thank all our stakeholders and sponsors for their commitment and eagerness to make the event a success.

“It shows that we, as a country and traditional leaders, have a role to play in keeping our traditional practices and customs alive through such events,” he said.

Phelisiwe Ndala

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