Two Ukhozi DJs scoop top award

TEARS of joy, hugs, ululation, hand shaking and traditional dancing marked the announcement of the winner of one of the most coveted categories at this year's South African Traditional Music Achievements Awards on Saturday.

TEARS of joy, hugs, ululation, hand shaking and traditional dancing marked the announcement of the winner of one of the most coveted categories at this year's South African Traditional Music Achievements Awards on Saturday.

The category of the Best Traditional DJ has always been highly contested since the founding of the Satma event four years ago.

And this year was no different. The category proved once again that it remained the core of the ceremony Satma founder Dumisani Goba said before announcing the winner that anyone was free to challenge the result.

He said records were available for public scrutiny and the process had been "transparent".

The packed Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC Arena shook when Khathide Ngobe and Ngizwenkosi Mchunu of Ukhozi FM were announced joint winners.

Ukhozi FM DJs, management and well-wishers shook hands and hugged and kissed in celebration.

Ngobe wept for more than five minutes while his "partner in crime", Mchunu, danced around the stage.

After he had finally contained his emotions Ngobe said: "The Creator is great. He has proved once again that He is the one who plans everything."

Mchunu said they had worked hard to scoop the award, which came with R100000 in prize money.

"I want to thank all my colleagues at Ukhozi FM, the management and you, our listeners," he said.

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