Mandela Day: police invite you to come watch Mkhondo brass band

Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane may attend the event.

Mpumalanga police boss Lieutenant-General Mondli Zuma and a string of cops across the province will celebrate the Mandela Day in Mkhondo, with a brass band.

Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane may attend the event. But safety MEC Gabisile Shabalala will definitely be there and give a keynote address. 

The event will take place at Iswepe in the Mkhondo area and will start at 10 in the morning.

Zuma’s spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said among other activities to take place this Thursday when the late South African struggle icon turns 101 years since he was born on 18 July 1918 will be the planting of fruit trees, handing out of food packages to needdy families as well as the distribution of school shoes and socks to needy primary school learners.

“Live chicken and mattresses will also be donated. Two chicken coops where the donated chicken will be kept are going to be donated as a poverty alleviation project for the community,” said Hlathi. 

He added, also vegetable seedlings will also be donated and planted at identified areas.

The  community will also be treated to live music from the SAPS brass band and lunch be served. 

“The purpose is to celebrate the Mandela Day with special focus being school children, child-headed households, people with disabilities as well as the elderly,” said Hlathi.

(edited by ZK) 

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