Close-knit culture vultures and big braai beer

SKINNERBEK was impressed. At Laduma Ngxokolo’s knitwear exhibition at the Athenaeum, in Central there was a whole bunch of people who came to show their support and made sure they were well turned out in the threads of the occasion.

The theme was “My Heritage, My Inheritance” and your Gossip Girl has to say it was a vibrant cultural evening. Television personality and fashion icon Siyabonga “Scoop” Ngwekazi, in one of Ngxokolo’s knitwear creations with a beaded Xhosa necklace, kept people entertained as the host.

Ngxokolo also honoured his late mother while chairwoman of Emfuleni Resorts, Bongi Siwisa, was also there. She gave a speech and also mentioned that Ngxokolo’s mother was a trendsetter – now we know where Ngxokolo’s talent comes from.

But my word! She went on and on – my poor legs could not carry me any longer. Anyway, the guests were welcomed with a glass of wine – how sweet is that, especially because pay day was still four days away!

Also spotted was Poetic Soul Lelethu Mahambehlala in a grey jacket and flat red shoes.

Poet and writer Nompumelelo Buzani – who was wearing a traditional orange Xhosa outfit – delivered a tribute to Ngxokolo.

Ngxokolo’s lil’ sis, Lihle, also came to support the event.

I liked Vukile Bhatyi’s beaded spectacles and it was good to see that a lot of other people were also wearing Ngxokolo’s knitwear.

BayFM presenter Star Nyembezi also graced the event with his shy partner, Nolwazi Jeke. Oh man! Such a sweet couple.

On Heritage Day Skinnerbek was off to the Mass Braai competition which was held in Motherwell.

The beer was flowing and the local artists gave their best to entertain the audience.

People came with their camp chairs but unfortunately not a lot of them were wearing traditional clothes.

I don’t blame them though as the weather was absolutely beautiful – so they had to at least show off a little bit of flesh!

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