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By Citizen Reporter


Mass hysteria at Zulu reed dance

It is reported that calm was restored when King Zwelithini told boys to stop interfering with the maidens' activities.

Today’s annual reed dance presided over by the Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelithini got off to a colourful start, but pandemonium broke out later when the maidens appear to have freaked out.

It all started well with the local mayor expressing his pride in the continuation of the decades-old custom

A Danish delegation surprised the crowd when they performed a traditional Zulu dance.

A provincial MEC pleaded with young women to reject “blessers”.

It is reported that the maidens abruptly scattered in all directions.

But it appears calm was restored

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