Tuesday, 30 August 2022
MEC FRAZER HAILS SUCCESS OF PROGRAMME TO HONOUR KING MISUZULU KAZWELITHINI
The MEC for Education in KwaZulu-Natal, Ms Mbali Frazer, has welcomed the overwhelming support from all stakeholders who today heeded the call to honour His Majesty, King Misuzulu kaZwelithini.
Last week, MEC Frazer urged learners, teachers and non-teaching staff to pay tribute to the King by wearing their traditional regalia today. Reports coming from all districts show that the majority of schools participated in a colourful celebratory programme without disrupting teaching and learning.
MEC Frazer specifically sends her heartfelt gratitude to the Zulu Royal Family for having supported the programme. Prince Thulani Zulu, from His Majesty's office, was among the dignitaries who attended a short programmme at Nqabakazulu High School in KwaMashu which was led by MEC Frazer this morning.
"We are very happy that this historic day was a huge success. We thank everyone who participated as we paid tribute to His Majesty King MisuZulu kaZwelithini. We will continue to show pride in our culture and tradition," remarked MEC Mbali Frazer.
The MEC further emphasised that her Department did not compel anybody to wear a particular attire. The circular merely urged members of the school community to wear their "traditional attire" without a specific reference to any one culture. This was also not an instruction but rather a call for learners, teachers and Department's staff to join the rest of the province in honouring His Majesty.
The KZN Department of Education respects the cultural diversity of our country and people's right to choose. It is within that context that the Department had made a respectful call for those wishing to participate in the celebrations to do so without prejudice or compulsion.
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IN KWAZULU-NATAL