This is even more upsetting considering the increased sexual objectification of women and girls for the entertainment of men, especially that the video is being shared widely on social media where these young girls may be exposed to all manner of humiliation at the hands of tactless social media users. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being proud of your culture and heritage, but there was absolutely no need for these children to perform completely naked. The Minister went on to apologize to the sponsors, ABC Motsepe Foundation for the embarrassment and negativity caused to its brand. She has called for an investigation to take place and for the educators responsible to face disciplinary action and has urged the public to refrain from further circulating this video as it will cause further damage to the girls involved. Over the years this competition has unveiled a number of award-winning artists whose talent was discovered in this competition, without having to resort to such extreme measures as we have seen in this Eastern Cape incident.
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Umhlanga was created in the s in Eswatini under the rule of Sobhuza II , and is an adaptation of the much older Umcwasho ceremony. The dance in South Africa takes place in Nongoma , a royal kraal of the Zulu king. All girls are required to undergo a virginity test before they are allowed to participate in a royal dance. The girls wear traditional attire, including beadwork , and izigege and izinculuba that show their bottoms. Each sash has appendages of a different colour, which denote whether or not the girl is betrothed. As part of the ceremony, the young women dance bare-breasted for their king, and each maiden carries a long reed , which is then deposited as they approach the king.
Young virgins have been performing the Zulu Royal Reed Dance for centuries wearing nothing but beads and short fringed skirts. But now King Goodwill Zwelithini has told the girls to put on sarongs or traditional undergarments called umuntsha to cover their buttocks. And the King added: "There are times when maidens have to sing and dance and we end up seeing certain private body parts that we're not supposed to see. Locals are said to be fed up of "lascivious" male tourists who "act like paparazzi" and "zoom in on bare flesh with their hi-tech cameras. Zulus say their traditional ceremony is being sullied because of the wrong sort of attention from visitors.