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Wednesday, December 4, 2013


(Senzo Vilakazi with his winning dance troupe, Umlazi African Jingle)

The 2013 uShaka Marine World Zulu Dance champs are the Umlazi African Jingle.

On December 1, there was much foot stomping, drum beats and joyful celebrations from the uShaka Marine World Zulu Dance Championships finals presented by the Department of Arts and Culture and Vodacom.

With over 20 Zulu dance troupes from around KwaZulu-Natal vying for the title and showing off their talents, a wonderful display of entertainment was created for the public and judges alike.

Overall, only one winner could be chosen to win the coveted prize of R10,000 and a 12 month working contract at uShaka valued at R350,000 were the Umlazi African Jingle.

The first runners up were Amazebra winning a R8,000 cash prize, and coming in third was last year’s winners, Izinyamazane, winning R5,000 in cash. The best way to wrap up the day was a comment from the Umlazi African Jingle dance troupe leader, Senzo Vilakazi: “We are so happy, that we can entertain people with our dancing and win”!

For more information, contact Nombuso Buthelezi on 031 328 8103.