SA ponders on introducing Zulu language in Eastern Province

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—The South Africa High Commission in Zambia says it is exploring ways of how to re-introduce the Zulu language among the Ngoni people of Eastern Province.


Acting South African High Commissioner to Zambia, Patrick Jacobs, said his Embassy is considering establishing close ties between the Ngoni people and Kwa-Zulu Natal Province in South Africa where most people who Speak Zulu come from.


He emphasized the need to rekindle the Zulu language among the Ngoni people of Eastern Province.


“We want to rekindle the lost Zulu language which is the original language of the Ngoni people by introducing the language among schools in Eastern Province,” Mr Jacobs said.


Mr Jacobs also said that the South Africa High Commission also wants to facilitate a two-way flow of business investments between the two provinces in order to enhance economic growth in Zambia and South Africa.

He said there were a lot of business opportunities in Kwa-Zulu Natal which local business people in Eastern Province could exploit.


Mr Jacobs said he was excited to attend this year’s Nc’wala ceremony whose main activities would take place today at Mtenguleni main arena.