Amabutho say Buthelezi's passing is a blessing that will strengthen the Reed Dance

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Amabutho or Zulu warriors who are at the Annual Reed Dance at the Enyokeni Royal Palace in Nongoma in northern KwaZulu-Natal have paid tribute to their Traditional Prime Minister and Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi in traditional AmaZulu outfitin northern KwaZulu-Natal have paid tribute to their Traditional Prime Minister and Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi.The Annual Reed Dance Ceremony is continuing at the palace where young maidens will hand over the reeds to AmaZulu King Misuzulu KaZwelithini.

One of the maidens, Zethu Nene says they need to prove to their peers that Buthelezi’s teachings are a foundation of their success. “What I have learnt from Prince Buthelezi is that it’s very important to uphold your culture and know what it means to be a Zulu person and maiden. It’s important to practice our culture, be proud of who you are and where we come from. I learn’t from Prince Buthelezi about the importance of culture. What I will carry on to do is walk this journey of being a maiden until the time is right.”


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