No Meat No Problem in Clermont
The keynote speaker was KZN-born, world-renowned music producer, writer, teacher and legendary Maskandi-Jazz guitarist Bheki Khoza. Mr. Khoza spoke of his journey of when he first transitioned to a plant-based diet more than 20 years ago; “We were at a buffet in China where I first learned of the word ‘vegetarian!’ I didn’t know what that was.” he recalled. “There was no meat at all, but the food tasted so good. Being the radical I was at the time, I decided then and there to be a vegetarian!” From that point, close to 30 years ago, even though he was on and off, he continued to learn more about the lifestyle and health, elevating with the seasons to becoming a pure vegan with no meat, eggs and dairy products. This push to being a complete vegan was inspired by “these strange-looking, Bible-reading fellows,” as he described members of the African Hebrew Israelites he met in Johannesburg who shared with him from the Biblical Scriptures that God actually had originally intended for humanity to eat a vegan diet (Genesis 1:29, Ezekiel 47:12). In his closing remarks, Khoza left the public with something to ponder, stating that “if the way you ‘live’ is only causing you disease and death, then that is not a life-style. It i, in fact, a death-style! We must move now from a death-style to a real life-style.” This was to reorient the minds of the people and emphasize the 4 key messages that the people were left with to consider:
- Food is medicine
- Water is medicine
- Exercise is medicine
- Rest is medicine
From the audience’s view of the event, Mcabango Mabaso, who came all the way from Shelley Beach, Port Shepstone to attend the event, said the event “was a very productive and very fertile one. In terms of health, I think it’s a solution for the entire world, since we have so many diseases around the earth and around the country. Here we were given the right direction to the solution. So I think it was good and perfect. And I wish it can split and have one also in Port Shepstone.”
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