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AbakwaMzilikazi embraced and hailed by Amakhosi in S.A

by Simbarashe Sithole
23 Nov 2022 at 08:06hrs | Views
AbakwaMzilikazi over the weekend hosted a successful glamorous end of the year Gathering together with traditional leaders from across Kwazulu Natal and KwaNdebele in Mpumalanga South Africa (SA). The event was held in Johannesburg to mark the end of the year celebrations.

AbakwaMzilikazi is an identity for Zimbabweans in South Africa who are led by Chief Thulani Mgoqo Jubane who recognize King Mzilikazi as a doyen of Unity; their task borders around uniting Zimbabweans who are residents in SA to live in harmony with South Africans.

"We come here today in unity as Africans despite that we are divided by the borders that were created and imposed on us by the Colonial Settlers after their Berlin Conference of 1884/5 which was initiated by imperialist Otto von Bismarck, the first chancellor of Germany," said Chief Jubane who encouraged Zimbabweans to emulate the founding King of Matabele Kingdom, King Mzilikazi whom he dubbed as a "Unifier."

"We appreciate open hands we are getting from Amakhosi aKwaZulu and kwaNdebele who are ever welcoming to us and ever encouraging that Africans must unite and work together if we are to grow and develop as Africans. The approach by amakhosi is very strategic in doing away with the borders imposed on Africans by the settlers. By embracing people across the SA borders amakhosi are simple saying let us do away with borders and build one Africa. I am glad that a lot of Zimbabweans who are residents here in South Africa are coming through and are very eager to work together with amakhosi. I am urging all Zimbabweans out there not to shy away or feel left out. As your chief I am standing with every Zimbabwean and represent everyone despite race, tribe or gender. There is more to be done if we are united."

A humanitarian par-excellency, Chief Jubane is hailed by Zimbabweans as a hands-on man and action man.

INkosi uMgibe we Ngonyama yakwaNdebele King Makhosonke 2 congratulated AbakwaMzilikazi for coming forward and working for a better united Africa with fellow Africans.

INduna uNdwandwe from KwaZulu urged AbakwaMzilikazi to desist from politicizing traditional and cultural activities

"In tradition and culture we are one, only political ideas separate us. As such, this event and its purpose will go a long way only if you don't tolerate politics in it. Stick to culture and tradition as it will keep united," he said.

Inkosi uMahlangu from KwaNdebele applauded the leadership of Chief Jubane as "very important" and visionary.

"At least we now know who to talk to regarding fellow Zimbabweans. Every society must have a leader and I congratulate you Chief for providing leadership as guided by iSilo," he said.

Guests were treated with lots of meat and booze after a beast was slaughtered for the jovial crowd.

Source - Byo24News