It did not take these visitors from South Africa long to see something new.
“I’ve never seen the snow!,” said Prince Siboniso Zulu.
Even a small patch of snow was a big deal to this Zulu prince. The three men from Nongoma, South Africa, were invited to Butte by representatives from KBMF, a non-commercial, low-power radio station in Butte. The Zulu contacted the Butte station about eight months ago. At first, they thought it was a joke.
“He said he was a South African Zulu Prince and that he had a radio station and that he wanted to have a relationship with our station and do cross cultural exchange, so naturally I thought he was a Nigerian scammer,” said Dark Savier.
So, Dark Savier played along.
“I told him the only reason I worked at the radio station was because there was access to Illuminati gold in the Pit water,” Savier said.
In time, he believed they were legitimate and had a warm welcome in Butte Friday. The prince said he looks forward to learning more about Butte.
“They have a rich history with the mining and stuff, you know, and we also have a rich history with the Zulus,” Zulu said.
The Zulus received a nice reception here at the Bert Mooney Airport and they even entertained the crowd with a traditional dance.
“We’re going to hook them up with the Montana Department of Tourism, give them a tour of the radio station, they’re going to use our radio station in our after hours and they’re going to broadcast because they can stream us on their radio station so they are going to be broadcasting to Nongoma,” Savier said.
Connecting with another culture.