Heritage Day celebrations 2016

- Date: 29 September 2016

Written by: Ndivhuwo Musetha / Viewed: 24836

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Siblings Thendo (2) and Thabelo Zwivhuya (4) were very excited to be part of the Heritage Day celebration at the Pettit Day Care Centre in Makwarela Extension 3 last Friday.

The provincial Heritage Day celebrations took place at the Sampson Phophi Stadium in Vleifontein last Saturday and a large number people attended the event.

Premier Stanley Mathabatha addressed the meeting and some of the guests of honour included MECs Dr Phophi Ramathuba (health), Joyce Mashamba (social development), Nandi Ndalane (sports, arts and culture), Seaparo Sekoati (economic development, environment and tourism), Onican Moloi (sport, arts and culture) and Rob Trooley (treasury).

Visiting students from the Netherlands, Nigerian nationals, Ghanian nationals and the Indian community also attended event.

In his address, Mathabatha said he was happy to see people from different areas of Limpopo who spoke different languages sitting together to celebrate Heritage Day. According to him it was important to note that Limpopo consisted of Vendas, Tsonga-speaking people, Pedis, Afrikaners, English, Swazis, Indians and many more, who lived together in harmony. "I am also glad to see people dressed in colorful different dressing codes that represent their cultures. This only shows that, as community, we are proud of our heritage and culture," said Mathabatha.

Music icon Ray "Chikapa" Phiri, Colbert Mukwevho and traditional dancers from different ethnic groups like Tsongas, Vendas and Pedis entertained the guests during the event.

(Browse through the photographs of this event and other festivities during Heritage Day).