King Goodwill’s blue-light convoy to Ermelo auction met with ‘huge excitement’

A Mpumalanga community newspaper has reported how, a week ago, King Goodwill Zwelithini’s passing blue-light convoy transporting him to an auction, held at a nearby farm, just outside town, was met with huge excitement as people saw “all the wonder”.

The King made a surprise attendance to a cattle auction at Ermelo’s B Hurwitz farm just two days after the local government elections held on 3 August.

But when his convoy passed town, it was met with “huge excitement”, the Ermelo Highveld Tribune newspaper reported in its current edition.

“5 August was a busy and turbulent day in the streets of Ermelo. The town bustled with traffic officers and police vehicles with sirens and all the wonder,” the paper said.

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He was escorted by traffic cops and police officials to the B Hurwitz farm to attend the BUlL RING auction outside Mpumalanga’s Ermelo and Davel towns and spent the weekend (5-7 August) in the area before “he returned home on Sunday”, the Highveld Tribune says.

According to another Ermelo local publication – the Ermelo Insig – the King, at Saturday’s auction, bought a bull “that reached a high of R120 000”.

 

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The B Hurwitz Farming company, now owned by ‘Sandton-based’ grandsons, Simeon Hurwits and Jarren Hurwitz, was founded by grand-father, Dr Barney Hurwitz, in the 1980s. On its website, the family boasts their company “at any given time, it has between 3 000 and 10 000 herd of cattle.”

(edited by ZK)