Monday, 17 February 2014

CELEBRATING BOB MARLEY - Rastas in Pietermaritzburg and Durban

I confess that as we departed Pretoria for Kwa Zulu Natal on Saturday, 8 February, I had no idea what awaited us. 

It was a very lovely drive down, albeit some 5 hours away.  The mountains were majestic and the place lush and green.  Finding the venue was a little difficult though - it was the Plessislaer Campus of the Umgungundlovu FET College in the belly of Pietermaritzburg.

On arrival we were warmly greeted by some Rasta brethrens who had organised a tribute football match in honour of the great reggae legend.

Her Excellency, Mrs Norma Taylor Roberts, Jamaican High Commissioner to South Africa pose with members of the community.  This photo was taken by Don Leffer, pictured below with the two Rastafarians.

Don bonding with two Rastafarians

Burning Spear (green and white) vs Rasta Love

This speaks for itself

Wilhemina Hewitt (Jamaican living in Pietermaritburg) High Commissioner, Rev Hewitt, Sistah expressing thanks for support and John Clarke (my husband)


Patrons enjoying the match

After we left Pietermaritzburg, we met up with a Jamaican sistah in Durban, Yaa Ashantewaa Archer-Ngidi who took us to the waterfront where they had a Bob Marley celebration.  It was awesome.
The patrons in Durban. This photo doesn't do the place justice