Thousands of maskandi music lovers have converged at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban to be part of the Gcwalisa Mabhida maskandi festival.
Earlier the of the Gcwalisa iMabhida Maskandi spectacular Mthokozisi Zuma said all the tickets have been sold out. Currently maskandi lovers are arriving in groups wearing the traditional attire of their favourite artists.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and former President Jacob Zuma are expected to attend the event along with other leaders of various political parties.
The organisers have expressed sincere gratitude with the progress they have made. Senior member Mthokozisi Zuma says they are happy so far as everything is under control. More than 30 000 tickets have been sold out.
Khuzani just sold out Moses Mabhida #GcwalisaImabhida pic.twitter.com/6JJQel0xzy
— ASANDA (@AsandaDube5) March 29, 2019
Meanwhile, female artists Thandoluni Phungula, a member of Izingane Zoma and Buselaphi Gxowa, who is known as Buselaphi in the music industry respectively say they are prepared to entertain the maskandi music lovers.
“The followers of maskandi come out in numbers and come to attend the event as we are prepared to entertain them.” “People are full over the stadium and Durban is full of different colours blue, red and yellow because of different and good attire.”
The stage is set! We’re counting down the minutes until #GcwalisaiMabhida pic.twitter.com/ycAleNyL6c
— MosesMabhida Stadium (@MMStadium) March 29, 2019
“What I can say is that the event is very successful now. We believe that we have achieved our goal and what we said whatever the seat will be allocated to us will be filled to capacity and we believe that we have achieved that goal and we want to stage the event of the elegance. The number of tickets that have been sold is 30 000 as you know that when we do a set up, there are some seats that we loose because of the view. So we did not take the whole stadium because of the sound and technical,”says Zuma.
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— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) March 29, 2019
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