NKOMAZI can be proud of the Zakhele Drama Team that last week returned from an extensive tour of the United Kingdom (UK).
The team, which is owned by the Thembalethu Home Based Care, had been visiting the UK since last month, showcasing their skills which include singing, traditional dancing and gumboots dancing.
They performed at 13 schools in North Somerset and other towns, setting the stages alight with their stirling performances.
Thembalethu Home Base Care CEO, Cleopas Masogo, said the tour was hugely beneficial to the group, the people of Nkomazi as well as those in the UK.
“This was a cultural exchange programme. Children from Nkomazi did not wait to be assisted by someone from a developed country, instead, they went to the UK, where they offered professional acting and singing skills to the people of that country,” said Masogo.
He said the audiences supported their programmes well, while the young artists enjoyed the privilege of engaging with some Bristol schools that were well known for producing some of the world’s best students in music.
Most of the schools the children performed at have world-class facilities aimed at acting and singing.
“During the tour, the group directly interacted with students pursuing a music career and with their experienced teachers,” said Masego.
Back home in Nkomazi, the group is well known for raising funds for the home base care centres and other social development groups in communities.