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SPU to hold colloquium to commemorate the late Sanusi Vuzamazulu Credo Mpumelelo Mutwa

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Mutwa was born on July 21 1921 in the (now) Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa, and would have turned 99 years this year.

Credo Mutwa. Picture: Facebook

THE INAUGURAL intergenerational colloquium, in commemoration of the late Sanusi Vuzamazulu Credo Mpumelelo Mutwa will be hosted by the Sol Plaatje University on Tuesday via Teams.

Mutwa was born on July 21 1921 in the (now) Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa, and would have turned 99 years this year.  

Sol Plaatje University will commemorate the life journey and exodus of Mutwa at 99 years, together with his family, the Credo Mutwa Foundation (CMF), the Credo Mutwa Reference Group (CMRG), the university’s students, the youth of South Africa, communities of healers and leaders in Africa and the government of South Africa.

The inaugural Mutwa colloquium will be hosted by Sol Plaatje University in partnership with the National and Provincial Departments of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSAC) and the CMF and CMRG under the theme: Re-educating the nation on the cultural and spiritual life and journey of mkhulu Credo Mutwa as a reference point to Afrikan identity. 

A previously scheduled commemoration of Mutwa’s life and journey, to be hosted at Sol Plaatje University, was postponed due to the nationwide lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  

The purpose of the commemoration is to re-educate the youth and university community about the cultural and spiritual life and journey of Mutwa; share experiences of living in the times of Mutwa in the age of Covid-19; narrate and disseminate sacred and Afrikan stories from people who used to work with Mutwa; learn how to enrich and contribute to unfolding decolonised curricula  with the ethos and philosophies of Mutwa; and to elevate nation building and social cohesion through national and continental projects focusing on the old and emerging knowledge of Mutwa. 

Speakers will include Nosipho Mutwa, Mkhulu’s daughter, Rutendo Ngara, Chairperson of the CMF,  Dr Sibongile Masuku, SPU Heritage Studies Lecturer, Dr Mongane Serote, Chairperson of the CMRG  and poet laureate and SPU and Univen Students.

The colloquium will take place on Tuesday, July 21, from 10am until 2pm on MS Teams via the SPU Facebook Page.