THE SIXTH ANNUAL INDONI CONTESTANT’S INTRODUCTION NIGHT
Written by: Mfundo Knowledge Mthembu
Prestigious guests, members of the media and Indoni Miss Cultural fanatics gathered at Garden Court Hotel in South Beach for Indoni Miss Cultural finalist’s introduction.
Embracing of tradition and culture was the business of the day at Indoni Miss Cultural South Africa finalist’s introduction night, as 12 different cultural groups came to represent their respective tribes for this one of its kind cultural festival.
Founder of Indoni SA, which is a non-profit organization, Dr Nomcebo Mthembu introduced the Indoni Miss Culrural contestants to the media and public at large.
“Media people are the window to the world, you are our voices to everything that we do. And unfortunately as Indoni, we are mostly targeted purely on the basis that were are thriving for our culture. Some people deliberately target us on this mission we’ve carried just to simply reserve our heritage, traditions and cultures,” said Dr Mthembu.
Dr Mthembu was very particular in her speech, while addressing and pleading to the members of the media, in order for support and ultimate provision of Indoni SA. She predominantly pledged for an absolute and fair reporting of this festival, as this festival was tremendously backlashed in the previous years.
“Politics is everywhere, and as Indoni we’ve been severely affected. At one point there were rumours that we had received R30 million funding from Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko, which was a huge lie,” added Dr Mthembu.
Dr Mthembu emphasised on the importance and significance of Indoni Miss Cultural festival. And spoke on the positive impact it has upon young people and cultures, also she truly believes that a united community can and will sustain this Indoni SA.
“Indoni is a movement for everyone as it embraces tradition and culture, so I pledge for the abundant support to all the media outlets. The media should refrain from being against our tireless effort of embracing the black community tradition and cultures through Indoni, because of Western cultures we are exposed to,” added Dr Mthembu.
Indoni Miss Cultural South Africa 2017/18 will take place on October 07, at the Durban International Convention Centre.
*Caption: Indoni Miss Cultural South Africa 2017/18 Contestant’s At Garden Court Hotel.