MOTION ON MAMA MADOSINI HONOURED WITH DOCTORATE DEGREE BY RHODES UNIVERSITY
The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House
- notes that the legendary Eastern Cape traditional music artist, Mama Latozi Madosini Mpahleni has been honoured with Rhodes University’s highest honour, the Honorary Doctorate degree in Music on Saturday 3 September 2022;
- further notes that Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor Professor Sizwe Mabizela officially handed over a hood and gown to Dr Latozi Madosini Mpahleni in full view of her family and the community at Mkhankatho village in Libode, outside Mthatha;
- understands that the award is the recognition of her immeasurable contribution as the matriarch in preserving and promoting isiXhosa music;
- acknowledges that the robing formed part of a Van Toeka Af Living Legends Recognition event organised by the national Department of Sport, Arts and Culture;
- remembers that some of the instruments played by Dr Madosini includes uhadi, umrhubhe and isitolotolo; and
- congratulates Dr Madosini on receiving the award and applauds Rhodes University for having honoured our living legend.