INDONI, THE POST, SPEAK ONE LANGUAGE
By: Winston Sibanda
It was a colourful morning at the Green Hub Lagoon as people from different cultures joined in the Heritage day fun walk on Wednesday.
The walk, which started at the lagoon, was organised by Indoni in collaboration with The Post.
The course circled Moses Mabhida Stadium and ended back at the lagoon. Indoni Deputy Chairperson Vusi Buthelezi said that the desire of Indoni was to bring all youths together in a bid to celebrate and revive culture.
He described Indoni as a movement that supports all cultures.
Buthelezi said, “As much as we are a movement promoting the revival of African culture, we are not opponents of other cultures. We also promote cultural integration.”
He said Indoni is there to groom the upcoming generation to value their Identity.
One of the participants, Deon Jaynarayan, said he is proudly South African, and such events remind him of who he is. He said it would be great if more young people could take part in such events and get an opportunity to learn more about who they are.
Heritage day fun walk coordinator from The Post, Deena Pillay, said it was a great day to showcase the diversity of South African culture. He acknowledged the government for setting aside a day to celebrate culture.
Pillay said, “If people have fun on Heritage day they will never forget the importance- it will become a daily thing and people will end up observing their cultures everyday”.
Zakhele Mchunu who will be representing the Zulu tribe in the upcoming Indoni events, said Heritage Day was a celebration of who we are.
He acknowledged Indoni’s work in promoting respect and morals within the society.
He said the heritage fun walk involved all races and that shows that people should respect one another and other people’s cultures.
Mchunu urged people to attend Indoni’s main event so that they can learn more about cultural diversity in South Africa.