KZN candidates for Indoni SA delighted to represent the province

Published Jul 11, 2024


The KwaZulu-Natal representatives for Indoni Cultural SA said they will be dedicated to doing everything they were taught during the competition held to choose candidates to represent the province at the upcoming Indoni competition, where candidates from all the South African provinces will be competing.

Ntokozo Mkhize and Zasembo Mkhize from Pietermaritzburg were part of the group of young people in Richmond last week being taught about Zulu culture.

The organisers of this moral regeneration programme targeting the youth gathered young people from various provinces during the school holidays to train them and choose those who will represent their provinces at the closing ceremony.

Zasembo said she was delighted to have been chosen as she had been keen to know more about traditions.

“I didn’t know a lot of things about what was being done in the past. I asked for permission at home to come here and be with other young people to learn. Now that I have been elected to represent KZN I am happy,” she said.

Ntokozo said he was happy to represent the young men of this province. He said he joined Indoni to learn how men should carry themselves.

“I wanted to know why it is important to know your traditions as a man, how we should behave at home and in society,” said Ntokozo.

Talking about the closing ceremony, Indoni founder and chairperson Dr Nomcebo Mthembu said they would continue teaching young people so that they know who they are and be proud of it.

“We want to be their answer, especially to all the challenges that they go through. Traditions should be an answer to young people, they must not forget it. As they finish their training for the week (last week) we encourage them to implement what they learnt here,” she said.

Mthembu further expressed gratitude to all the teachers who were teaching the youth in various provinces and said they would all meet on the big day when Mr and Miss Indoni Cultural SA are chosen.

She said the young people learnt about the history of where they come from, and house chores that were done in the past that are no longer carried out in the present. She added that young men were given extensive training on issues such as gender-based violence.

Sunday Tribune