To commemorate 20 years since the great statesman’s demise, Madlela and other organisers have decided to honour him through music. Artists like Madlela Skhobokhobo, Mzoe 7, Asaph, Clement Magwaza, Sandra Ndebele, Msiz’Kay, Novuyo Seagirl, Indlukula kaNyongolo, Mr Lit, Sugar, Shane, King BL, E7 and Gregory will perform at the White City Stadium where the event will be held.
The commemorations code-named uMdala Wethu Dance will start with a street procession in the morning. People will walk from Mahomva Shopping Centre in Mpopoma, to the late VP’s house in Pelandaba before finally convene at White City Stadium where the dance will take place.
The concert will be hosted by Babongile Sikhonjwa. Speaking to the Chronicle one of the organisers Madlela had this to say:
When I was in South Africa, I’d organise a commemoration called ‘Celebrating Nkomo Through Art’ every July. So when people from the Joshua Nkomo Cultural Movement approached me this year to help organise a local concert to celebrate Dr Nkomo, I was up for the task
We want our programmes to be of a high standard that’s why we’re holding bigger events as the JNCM brand is growing. We’re now hosting these programmes even outside our borders
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Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo is a celebrated Zimbabwean Second Chimurenga nationalist leader. He founded a number of political movements against the settler regime with the most notable being the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) which he founded in 1962. Affectionately known as "Father Zimbabwe", Nkomo... Read More About Joshua Nkomo