Definition of imbizo in English:



South African
  • A gathering, usually called by a traditional leader.

    • ‘He asked him to arrange an imbizo with traditional leaders, saying there were many questions they wanted to ask.’
    • ‘Attending the imbizo were mayors, councillors and ward committees from the OR Tambo District Municipality.’
    • ‘The imbizo is aimed at strengthening ties between government and the public.’
    • ‘One of the participants at the imbizo complained that though people had cellular phones in this rural and mountainous area, they could not use them.’
    • ‘‘The meeting (of cabinet) noted that this issue did not arise in any of the imbizos with the mass of the people during the course of last week.’’


From Zulu biza ‘summon, call’.