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.
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”.
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)