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By unknown | Jul 25, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Sne Masuku

Sne Masuku

Royal families, politicians and dignitaries from all over Africa are expected to descend on the Zulu royal palaces at KwaNongoma to celebrate King Goodwill Zwelithini's 60th birthday tomorrow.

The festivities began with a thanksgiving ceremony at Dlamahlahla royal palace yesterday, where different churches and religious leaders gathered to celebrate the king's life with hymns and prayers.

Zwelithini has occupied the Zulu throne for 39 years.

A big cultural event, hundreds of people from all over the Zulu kingdom will gather at kwaKhetho'mthandayo royal palace in traditional dress today for a feast of traditional music and dance.

ANC president Jacob Zuma, chairman of the house of traditional leaders in the province, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the Swazi king and members of the provincial government and senior government officials are expected to attend.

Tomorrow celebrations will continue at the Pongolo rugby stadium, where members of the public will attend the jubilee parade. The chairman of the 60th jubilee committee, Nhlanhla Mtaka, said as custodian of Zulu traditions and customs, King Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu's service "has shown how tradition serves to provide unity in our society and is tangible proof of the common values which bind our community together".

"The Zulu monarch has been a steady compass as he has consistently upheld the timeless values of tradition, respect, wisdom and deference upon which our province and the country are built," said Mtaka.


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