King Goodwill Zwelithini brings back the Annual Reed Dance
25 September 2011
Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi says Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini’s re-instatement of the annual Reed Dance has slowed the advance of the Aids pandemic.
Buthelezi was speaking at the King Shaka Day celebrations in KwaDukuza in KwaZulu-Natal.
He said the nation owes Zwelithini a debt of gratitude for his initiative.
The festival sees hundreds of maidens presenting a reed, symbolising their purity, to the king.