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The Lions of Zululand in North East visit

The team is in the region for its 12th UK tour. Photo: The Lions of Zululand

School children in County Durham are gearing up to see South African dance troupe The Lions of Zululand.

The Lions perform for school children Credit: The Lions of Zululand

The team is in the region for its 12th UK tour. This year, they'll kick off at Sugarhill Primary on 24 April.

The troupe hopes to promote South African culture Credit: The Lions of Zululand

The Lions of Zululand are from some of the poorest regions of South Africa. Founder and director Mdu Mkize from KwaMashu says the young performers enjoy promoting the culture of South Africa whilst earning a livelihood to support their families at home.