Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi to address the 37th KoMjekejeke King Silamba annual commemoration

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01 Mar 2017

King Silamba was a ruler of the Ndebele nation when they were forcefully moved to KoMjekejeke by the Boers in the late 1860s.The King Silamba Annual Commemoration event was established since 1980 and the event has grown into what it is today, a renowned annual event in the Ndebele Kingdom Calendar.

For the first time this year, Department of Arts and Culture will be financially supporting 37th KoMjekejeke King Silamba Annual Commemoration through its department’s strategic programme of Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE). The Mzansi Golden Economy programme among others seeks to reinforce the Arts, Culture and Heritage Sector as an economic growth sector, creates decent work for local artists, and provides skills development for excellence and high performance in the arts culture and heritage sector.

The event will consist of a variety of activities including formal traditional council protocol and cultural programme featuring different cultural groups.

Members of the Media are invited to attend as follows:

Date                : Saturday, 04 March 2017

Time               : 10:00 a.m

Venue             : Walmonsthal (KoMjekejeke Heritage Site)‚ north east of Pretoria.

Media RSVPs: Obed Makgoale, 079 311 8546 /

Media Enquiries: Deputy Minister’s Spokesperson, Peter Mbelengwa: 082 611 8197/