LADYSMITH celebrated its 7TH Battlefield
Article by AB T. Thelingoane. Photos by WO1
M.H. Moraile and AB T. Thelingoane
Duma Local Municipality hosted their 7th Battlefield
Festival at Ladysmith on 10 June 2017. The main
functionary of the parade was Honourable Mayor; Cllr M.V.
Madlala, who has held this position for three years
since his appointment in 2015, as the Mayor of Alfred
Duma local Municipality.
Members of the SANDF marching through the streets of
The aim of
the military parade was to honour those regiments who
fearlessly contributed to the relief of Ladysmith during
the South African Anglo Boer War between the years 1899
and 1902. The battlefields festival has over the past
seven years been an outstanding success and has even
brought regiments from far and near and assembled them
in their beauty and honour jointly. The event marks and
promotes the freedom of entry to the city of Ladysmith.
highlighted the rich cultural heritage of Ladysmith,
consisting of various display of artistic crafts, the
involvement of traditional dancers, the community
together with the attendance of South African National
Defence Force (SANDF) at large was indeed remarkably