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CONDOLENCES are pouring in for the family of reed dance victim Mbali Mhlongo, who died in a stampede at the ceremony last weekend
Mhlongo, 17, of Bonela in Durban, died after she was trampled upon when maidens scrambled to get promotional caps that were being handed out at the Enyokeni Royal Palace in Nongoma.
The incident has angered traditionalists, including healers, who visited the family yesterday.
Members of Sinenhlanhla Herbalists from Umlazi, accompanied by Ukhozi FM sport anchor Phumlani Dube, visited Mhlongo's home and donated a R5000 cheque.
Mhlongo was not the only maiden who died while attending the ceremony.
Another maiden died in hospital after complaining of a headache.
Mhlongo wanted to be an accountant after completing matric.
Her death has left the family traumatised since they were still mourning her father, who died in February.
Herbalists leader Nhlanhla Cele said they were touched by the deaths.
He said Mhlongo's death left traditionalists in pain.
"I don't understand why children who attend the ceremony are being given T-shirts and caps," he said. - Mhlaba Memela