Ezase Kasi Street Festival returns for the third year

FUN IN THE SUN: Children enjoying skipping rope during the Project Khulisanani Ezase Kasi Street Festival at NU1 Mdantsane last year Picture: SUPPLIED

Community developer and co-founder of Project Khulisanani Zamuxolo Rete will hold the third Ezase Kasi Street Festival on Sunday at the NU1 Ekoneni Butchery in Mdantsane.

The main inspiration behind the festival is the rich heritage of sport that has always united Mdantsane community members.

“The purpose of the festival is to unite community members, from the young to the old, through indigenous games, sporting and arts and cultural activities.

“In the past few years, the community has been subject to alcohol and drug abuse. Sports, recreational activities and arts and culture play a crucial role in the development of the youth because they teach them to be disciplined and to properly conduct themselves in and out of the actual activity, therefore enabling them to be role models within the community,” Rete said.

He said people could expect indigenous games such as hopscotch, diketo and tug-of-war. Sports will include skipping rope, boxing, soccer and netball.

There will also be some arts and cultural activities such as dramatic arts, poetry and dancing.

“The purpose of this event is for the youth to identify themselves within these different activities so they can grow up to be role models within the community,” said Rete.

Entrance is free and all participants will be receive a free KFC meal from Mdantsane City Mall KFC and Mdantsane Taxi City KFC (Highway).

Winners will receive medals as well as trophies.

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