Ex­cite­ment builds for Dipontso

The New Age (Free State) - - FREE STATE NEWS - BECKER SEMELA beck­ers@the­newage.co.za

EX­CITE­MENT is build­ing in the Ma­lu­tia-Pho­fung lo­cal mu­nic­i­pal­ity as the dates for the an­nual cul­tural show­piece Dipontso draws near.

Thou­sands of peo­ple from across the prov­ince are ex­pected to at­tend the an­nual cul­tural show­piece in QwaQwa. The eight day fes­tiv­i­ties fo­cus on dif­fer­ent ages and will showcase a va­ri­ety of tal­ents.

Mayor Vusi Tsha­bal­ala said that the fes­ti­val would help to en­hance eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties in his author­ity and would pro­vide ed­u­ca­tional and de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes.

He also wants to pro­mote so­cial co­he­sion through the event.

Dipontso tsa Ma­luti is not new to the eastern Free State res­i­dents es­pe­cially in QwaQwa as it was held pre-democ­racy.

It was then dis­con­tin­ued in the new dis­pen­sa­tion only to be rein­tro­duced in 2014.

“The fes­ti­val be­longs to all and the mu­nic­i­pal­ity en­sured that ac­tiv­i­ties catered for tra­di­tional lead­ers, women, youth, chil­dren and peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties and for sports lovers,” he said.

The fes­tiv­i­ties will com­mence on Septem­ber 24 un­til Oc­to­ber 1.

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