South Africa's King Goodwill Zwelethini Hosts Annual Reed Dance

Knig Goodwill Zwelithini has spoken out against the Commission for Gender Equality for their stance on the Maidens Bursary Award when he addressed 30 000 young women and dignitaries at the 2016 Umkhosi woMhlanga at Enyokeni Royal Palace in Nongoma.



Photo: IRIN

The annual reed dance (file photo).

  • Swaziland:   First Reed Handed Over At Annual Reed Dance

    News24Wire, 10 September 2016

    Princess Nomcebo has handed over the first reed to her father, King Goodwill Zwelithini, at the Enyokeni Royal Palace in Nongoma during the annual Umkhosi woMhlanga Reed Dance. Read more »

  • Swaziland:   Day 2 of Reed Dance Gets Under Way

    News24Wire, 10 September 2016

    Thousands of maidens from all over the country were expected to gather for the second day of the 32nd annual Umkhosi woMhlanga Reed Dance, at the Enyokeni Roayal Palace in Nongomo,… Read more »

  • South Africa:   We Are Ready to Host Reed Dance - KZN Govt

    News24Wire, 5 September 2016

    The KwaZulu-Natal government said it was ready to host the 32 nd annual Umkhosi Womhlanga (Reed Dance) at eNyokeni royal palace in Nongoma, northern KwaZulu-Natal, at the weekend. Read more »

  • Swaziland:   Dispute Over Reed Dance Safety

    Swazi Media, 30 August 2016

    Organisers have said 98,000 'maidens' were transported in 80 buses to attend Swaziland's Reed Dance where they would dance half-naked in front of King Mswati III. But newspapers… Read more »