Pics – Celebrating Heritage Day

Thousands of people gathered at the Marburg Stadium in Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, and other parts of the country to celebrate Heritage Day on Tuesday (September 24 2013). Above: A young woman wears a traditional outfit during the celebrations. Pictures: Khaya Ngwenya/City Press
The day was formerly known as Shaka Day and celebrated Shaka Zulu as the founder of the Zulu nation.
KwaZulu-Natal acting premier Senzo Mchunu (third from left) attended the function at the Marburg Stadium.
In recent years, the day has been dubbed ‘National Braai Day’ as many people spend the day partaking in the largely favoured South African tradition of braaing meat.
In Limpopo, Heritage Day was celebrated under the banner ‘reclaiming, restoring and celebrating our heritage’. Above: Zulu cultural women’s group called ISIVININI entertain spectators during the celebration in Marburg.
In Free State, the Setsoto Art and Culture Exhibition was unveiled in the Meqheleng area. Above: From left to right: Samukelisiwe Nyathi, Philile Shazi, Nobuhle Nzoma and Ntombi Ndlovu in Marburg.
The ANC in Lethabong Ward 27 celebrated Heritage Day by laying wreaths at the graves of fallen Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) soldiers. Most of the streets in Lethabong had been named after fallen MK members to honour them for their contribution to the struggle.
KwaZulu-Natal Burundian Drummers entertain spectators.
Mbalenhle Luthuli from Harding wears her traditional outfit, bearing an image of her grandmother.

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