MORIJA – The organisers of this year’s Telecom Econet Morija Arts and Cultural Festival have hailed the annual gala as a success despite a low attendance.
The festival started last Wednesday and ended on Sunday.
“We are surely pleased by this year’s festival,” Rethabile Chabana, the festival’s public relations officer, told the Weekender.
“We are satisfied,” she added.
Chabana said the poor attendance could have been a result of the rains that fell during the festival.
But everything else went according to plan, Chabana said.
“We managed to do it despite the poor attendance,” she said.
Chabana said the school cultural competitions held last Wednesday and Thursday were however well attended by students.
She also said the festival was a success because all billed artists had performed.
These included South African stars Letta Mbulu and Thandiswa Mazwai as well as Winnie Khumalo and Rythmic Elements.
Morafe, Deborah Fraser, DJ Natty and Anza also came from across the border to rock the festival.
Local entertainers DJ Counterforce, DJ Bootz and DJ Hally as well as Fatere and Mthibo, among others, rose to the occasion.
Famo was well represented by Hatlane, Jumbo oa Mosotho, Mantša, Puseletso Seema, Honye Noka and Botšonyane.
Chabana also noted the festival had passed with no death recorded as has been the case in the past.
Meanwhile, Yvette Andrew walked away with a brand new Chevrolet Spark in a raffle held on the last day of the festival.
“Yvette Andrew is the lucky Morija resident who won a brand new Chevrolet Spark,” Chabana said.