WELCOMING ADDRESS BY MAKANA EXECUTIVE MAYOR CLLR. ZAMUXOLO PETER- 21 APRIL 2013. CITY HALL.
- April 21st, 2013
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Mandibulise kwi Gqiza lobuKumkani bama Rharhabe- Aa!!!
Zan’esizwe Aa!! Zan’esizwe …… Aa!!! Noloyiso Aa!! Noloyiso
Ndibulise ku Prince, Ohloniphekileyo U-Bence Ncamashe nawo
onke amaphakathi akoMkhulu- Aaaa!!! Noloyiso.
Ndibulise ubukhosi bama Ndlambe, akhokhelwa ngu Mtwan’omhle
UNkosi UMakinana Aaaa!!! Zwelivuziwe AAaaa!!! Zwelivuziwe .
Ndibulise Ku Zwelihlangene, AAaaa!! Zwelihlangene.
Ndibulise onke amaphakathi obukhosi ba Mandlambe , ndibulise
kuMntwanegazi uPrince Makinana.
Usapho lonke lwakwa Makhanda elikhoyo apha.
Ndibulise ku Somlomo ne Bhunga, uMama Rachel Mandinda Isaacs.
Umbhexeshi oyintloko kumbutho olawulayo – Cde Vuyani Kolisi
Members of the Mayoral Committee, fellow councillors at large.
The Municipal Manager Dr Pravine Naidoo, Directors present and
all other officials.
Distinguished guest, ladies and gentleman.
It is a great honour to me Madam Speaker to stand here and welcome everyone present as we are about to once more mark and reflect on the road we travelled as South Africans and Africans in particular.
In June this year, the country will be marking and reflecting on the land dispossession over 100years. During this period, expanded Dutch families took land from Khoisan- “water-hole-by water hole” and that took part over a period of 150 years which eventually brought them to the Eastern Cape (Sarah Baartman Region).
This happened in a dry County, where people survived by keeping cattle, control of water were a crucial factor.
Kwiminyaka yo 1770’s ininzi imbali eyenzakayo “Ondlebe zikhanyilanga” bafike bahlala kwindawo eziliqela apha eSarah Baartmarn, i.e between Gamtoos River along the Coast Fish River, to the East, bambi baye kuhlala e Graaf-Reinet nakwa Nojoli (Somerset East).
Remember, that in 1770 the Governor from Cape Town visited the area and proclaimed that the Fish River be the boundary between the Cape Colony and the African people.
Yeyonanto ke le eyabangela ukuba isizwe sakuthi sibe nomsindo kakhulu, kumhlaba wabo baze kumiselwa umda! Basuka bavala iindlebe zabo nge minwe, ntoleyo eyabonakalisa ukungawunaki loomyalelo, wo Qhimggqoshe abathatha umhlaba wethu.
The history also tells us that Settlers encountered Xhosa- speaking Chiefs (Ama-Tinde, noMdange) and their people, who had been brought under the Authority of Rharhabe about the generation earlier when he visited the area with a large entourage. This is the source of the name in Somerset East, “ Nojoli” who was one of the Rharhabe’s wives and the mother of Ndlambe.
Many wars were fought in the Sarah Baartman Region i.e Amongst the wars that were fought, was the third Frontier War from 1799 to 1803 and this was mostly conducted by Khoisan servants.
Imfazwe yesithathu yango 1799- 1803, kwaye kwacaca kakhulu ukuba umkhosi, ka Chief Ndlambe uluqima kulamandla wase Zuurveld, “yayingama Xhosa ke lawo”.
UNdlambe ukhokhele imikhosi emininzikumadabi emfazwe zangaphambili, kodwa ke ube enalo iphakathi lakhe esingalo namhlanje “the warrior and prophet Makhanda Ka Nxele who was born in the late 18th century.
A remarkable man of great charisma and energy, who was one of the brave commanders under Chief Ndlambe during the Wars of land dispossession in South Africa.
Kungoko kuluvuyo ukubona ifamily yakwa Mjuza/Makhanda iyokulanda imimoya ka Tatomkhulu , inkonde yesizwe samaXhosa onke izokuba phakathi kwethu. Xa kusakhiwa, kunyathelwaana, kugilwana, uthi ubiza isitena omnye eze nodaka, kubalulekile ukuba ubukho komoya ka Makhanda kweli lakowabo, sikhankanye inxolazwe, uzinzo, umoya wethemba kwi Sizwe sonke samaXhosa. AAaaa!!!!! ZaneSizwe AAaa!! ZaneSizwe…
AAaa!!! Noloyiso AAaa!! Noloyiso!!
We must make sure that we re-concile our country, we must not just preach but also practise rainbow nation and also restore the dignity of the African people by giving back the land to the people. Madam Speaker, allow me to welcome everybody present here, namkelekile nonke, you are all welcomed, please enjoy yourselves for the coming for two days in Makana
I THANK YOU…..
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