For the love of Mitchells Plain

For the love of Mitchells Plain

CHEER: Mense enjoyed live acts on the festival stage

Fun for everyone at kwaai festival.

It was fun in the sun at the DStv Mitchells Plain Festival this weekend at the Westridge Gardens.

This year the annual event was also a celebration of the 40 years since Mitchells Plain was first established on the Cape Flats.

There was lots to see, do and eat, and the big stage was filled with music and dance from local artists.

The line-up of artists included Ron X, Kimmy C, DevDonDidIt, Sanchez, The Unknown Confidential and Portia.

There was also a kwaai car show, and for the first time, an air show by the army.

Cisco Domingo from Woodlands was happy to spend the day at the festival on Saturday.

“This is my first time at the festival because every year I have to work,” he says.

It was the little ones like Hannah-Mae Cable, nine, from Lansdowne who were making the most of all the activities.

The army, navy and airforce had many displays at the Gardens and it was a big hit with the kids.

Xaylon Meas, eight, from Lentegeur, couldn’t wait to get his hands on the light machine gun which was part of the army exhibition.

It was guns blazing at the DStv, kykNET marquee as well, where actors from the popular soapie Suidooster met excited fans before they went on stage to give away prizes.

Expresso breakfast show host Leigh-Anne Williams was also at the festival to meet and greet mense.

The organisers hoped to get 40 000 people through the gates this weekend, a symbolic number because of the 40 years that Mitchells Plain has been on the map.

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