A festival fit for royalty

Tembe Chief, Inkosi Mabhudu Tembe, takes the first sip of the marula drink

IT was all about music, traditional beer and tourism during the Umthayi Marula Festival on Saturday.

Thousands flocked to eMfihlweni in eManguzi to join the celebration and enjoy good beer and music from various musicians.

KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Sihle Zikalala, samples the brew

Apart from the music, women of the Tembe clan present a drink brewed from the first harvest of the marula fruit.

About to present the freshly brewed marula beer are Omama bakaplani baseThengani B

These ladies delivered their first produce to Tembe Chief Mabhudu Tembe and other leaders, including KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Sihle Zikalala.

The festival attracted fans from Swaziland, Mozambique and even the Seychelles..

Entertaining the guests is the traditional group, Selekelani Matembe


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