Cape Town – The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education has called on learners to dress in their traditional clothes on Tuesday, August 30, to pay tribute to the new Zulu King MisuZulu kaZwelithini Zulu.
The department said in a statement that it had set August 30 to be the day schools across the province celebrated and honoured the king.
“The MEC for education in KwaZulu-Natal, Mbali Frazer, is dedicating Tuesday as a day for schools and the department to celebrate this historic event. The MEC is, therefore, requesting all schools in the province to participate in this celebration by encouraging all teachers and all other employees to wear their traditional attire on Tuesday,” the department said.
“In addition, the MEC commits to work together His Majesty in pursuit of quality public education in the province. That is part of the department’s dedication and honour to the late King Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu, the patron of education, who dedicated his time and resources towards transformation of education in the province.” the department said.
Thousands of people gathered at the Zulu royal palace in South Africa on Saturday to witness the crowning of the new king.
Misusulu ascended to the throne once held by his late father, Goodwill Zwelithini, during traditional ceremonies that were partially overshadowed by a bitter succession dispute.
The ceremony was held at KwaKhangalemankengane royal palace in Nongoma.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe