King Dinuzulu unwrapped

By now now King Dinuzulu should have been unwrapped on his plinth facing Louis Botha in Botha Gardens at the bottom of Berea Road. Ooops! I mean King Dinuzulu Road, of course. I took a swing past the gardens on Friday morning to find that the King had been removed from his hessian, cleaned, and re-wrapped in plastic and packing tape in readiness for the formal unveiling the following day.

The king on his plinth across the park from Louis Botha who was first the first prime minister of the Union of South and who released him from prison. In the background are the Technikon buildings.

Also in the the park, to practice for the parade on Saturday, were the State President’s Guard. They looked smart enough but why not one our local regiments like the Durban Light Infantry, for example. There’s more politics there, I’ll be bound.

The ceremony on Saturday was also to formally rename Berea Road after the King.


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