Com­mu­nity ser­vice earns royal recog­ni­tion

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Muzi Zin­c­ume

TREAT­ING the com­mu­nity and amakhosi with re­spect has earned a well known tra­di­tional healer recog­ni­tion from the Zulu royal fam­ily.

Thu­lani ‘Dr 3 Sec­onds’ Nk­wanyana of Me­vamhlophe, out­side Empangeni, was pre­sented with an ox by the king for his good work.

‘I was at Enyokeni Royal Palace last month when the king recog­nised me and pre­sented me with an ox for the good work that I have done for the com­mu­nity and re­spect that I have shown him.

‘I am very hum­bled that the king shook hands with me,’ said Nk­wanyana.‘The king and amakhosi were cho­sen by

King Good­will Zwelithini shakes hands with Thu­lani ‘Dr 3 Sec­onds’ Nk­wanyana

God to lead us. It is im­por­tant to re­spect them. I hope young peo­ple like me will fol­low in my foot­steps.’ Nk­wanyana has con­trib­uted sig­nif­i­cantly to help the com­mu­nity, es­pe­cially the youth, and has played a huge role in bring­ing peace within the maskandi mu­sic in­dus­try. He was at the fore­front dur­ing the peace ne­go­ti­a­tions when two maskandi mu­si­cians were up against each other.

‘I also played a sig­nif­i­cant role in youth devel­op­ment through box­ing and host soc­cer tour­na­ments ev­ery year to en­cour­age young peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in sports and to keep them off the streets,’ he said.

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