REGOROGILE – The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture in partnership with Thabazimbi Municipality hosted the Waterberg District Indigenous Games on Sunday 3 September 2012.
All Waterberg District Municipalities participated in that showpiece. “It is indeed a pleasure for me to address you at this very unique event. This is indeed unique because the indigenous games are proudly ours, South Africans,” said Mayor Mosito.
“These games have been brewed in our country and encompass all the indigenous games played by the different groups of our Rainbow Nations”.
“We have just witnessed one of the greatest sporting spectacles hosted every four years – the Olympic Games. Despite the winning of medals, it is also an event that brings people from all walks of life together,” added Mosito.
The indigenous games are no different. It includes sports like Morabaraba, Jukskei, Dibeke, Drie Stokkies, Khokho, Kgati, Mila, Diketo and Intonga amongst many other sports, which are both, physical and used to strengthen ones mental capacity. It also strengthens the relationship between the various participants and encourages team spirit.
The Mayor further said that our ancestors have discovered these indigenous games and it has withstood the test of time in that we can witness them being played today.
“We are indeed proud to host these games and hope that the legacy it entails will be continued by generations to come,” concluded Mosito.
The results were to be concluded in due course. The Department of Sport, Arts and Culture is responsible of assembling a strong team to go and represent the Waterberg District Municipalities in the Provincial Games to take place soon.
The event was attended by the Mayor of Thabazimbi, Cllr SI Manala who is head of sports, officials from all local municipalities as well Department of Sport, Arts and Culture and participants from all local municipalities of Waterberg District.
By Joshua Motsomane
Mayor PA Mosito addressing participants during the District Indigenous Games at Regorogile sportsground while Mr Ndali Morudu holds the loudhailer.