Last modified: 2015-09-25 by bruce berry
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uMlalazi is located in the uThungulu District in KwaZulu-Natal province
in South Africa and
comprises the former local authorities of Eshowe, Gingindlovu and Mtunzini. A
new municipal flag, being an armorial banner from the shield of the municipal
arms, was registered with the South
African Bureau of Heraldry on 03 September 2004 and is described as follows:
"A rectangular flag, proportion 2:3, per saltire, red, white blue and white, in chief a yellow lion passant gardant, dexter a black elephant contourné with elevated trunk and white tusks, sinister a palm-nut vulture resting its dexter claw on a raffia palm nut, and in base a white raffia palm tree with yellow fruit."
image sent by Bruce Berry, 07 Aug 2015
The municipal coat of arms were registered at the Bureau of Heraldry on 20 April 2004 with the following blazon:
Arms: Per saltire, Gules, Argent, Azure and
Argent, in chief a lion passant gardant Or, dexter an elephant contourné
Sable with trunk elevated and tusks Argent, sinister a Palm-nut Vulture resting
its dexter talons on a raffia Palm nut proper, and in base a Raffia Palm tree
Argent, fructed Or.
Crest: Issuant from a mural crown Argent, plumes of the Sakabula Bird Sable, with a single plume in the centre, Argent.
Mantling: Azure and Argent.
Supporters: Dexter, a private soldier of the Buff Regiment (late 19th Century) habited and fully accoutred holding in his dexter hand a rifle, proper, and sinister a Zulu warrior in full war attire holding in his sinister hand an ox-hide shield pied at random, Sable and Argent, an assegai and a knobkierie proper.
Special compartment: On a grassy mound, three fallen leaves Vert.
(Note: The supporters are those of the former Borough of Eshowe Registration certificate no. 68).
Bruce Berry, 07 Aug 2015