INDONI HONOURS HEROIN IN WOMEN MONTH CELEBRATIONS
By: Dale Munatswa
Indoni honoured one of South Africa’s renowned cultural icons as part of woman month celebrations at Birchwood Hotel on Friday.
Nomthembi Mkhwebani was recognised by the cultural organisation for her astounding contributions to South African art and culture.
Mkhwebani is well known for her music and dance, which exhibit a distinct Ndebele culture taste. Post democracy, she used her art to actively empower and entertain people.
Founder of Indoni Dr Nomncebo Mthembu described Mkhwebani as a veteran and activist who has not been applauded for her contributions to the nation. She said that Mkhwebani fought battles significant in the state of South Africa’s democracy today before apartheid.
Mthembu said, “We are celebrating a democracy now, but there are people who held a fight before it came to us.”
Mkhwebani was overwhelmed with joy as she broke into tears while receiving her honorary award. She said that she was not aware of how important what she had been doing was to people and she encouraged young people to follow in her footsteps.
“I was not expecting it, but I can feel it now, I am an icon of South Africa. When you do things you don’t know whether you are doing a good thing or a bad thing, but today I am very honoured,” said Mkhwebani.
“I am an example, so l urge young people to take care of themselves so that they can be like me,” she added.
The event was graced by the presence of multiple young representatives of all the cultures in South Africa, including the Zulu’s, Xhosa’s, Ndebele’s and Tswana’s among others.