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Mayor Smangaliso Mgenge Wishes the Matric Class of 2020 Well

uMfolozi Educates Residents on Covid-19

On the 15th of March 2020, His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa announced to the nation steps designed to contain the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country.

On the 18th of March 2020 at the City of uMhlathuze Auditorium, the MEC Champion of King Cetshwayo District Municipality (KCDM), Honourable B. Sithole-Moloi convened Operation Sukuma Sakhe stakeholders with a purpose of devising a strategy on combating the spread of COVID-19.

The Province of KwaZulu-Natal has further issued a KZN-Risk Communication and Community engagement Plan that instructs all government Departments and Municipalities to:

  • Educate the public about the disease, symptoms and risk of infection of COVID-19
  • To warn the public about the dangers of the COVID-19
  • To provide credible advice to the public to seek immediate medical attention when they display symptoms
  • To provide information on prevention and precautionary measures to stop the spread of the disease
  • To dispel myths (such as black people are strong) about the spread of the virus
  • To ensure coordinated messages within the municipality and other stakeholders on COVID-19
  • To discourage the stigmatisation of infected people

Based on the President’s pronouncements, the uMfolozi Municipality has developed an Emergency Response Plan to COVID-19, which outlines immediate interventions to be executed by the Municipality.

The Emergency Task Team that has been established includes His Worship the Mayor Cllr SW Mgenge (pictured above with Exco member Cllr Mkhize during a Covid-19 Awareness Campaign), Deputy Mayor Cllr SR Thabethe and Speaker of Council Cllr ZD Mfusi accompanied by ward councillors, Senior Management and official. The Delegation visited the Traditional Councils, Ward Committees and War Rooms to conduct awareness.

The teams were delegated according to the wards. Team A led by His Worship Mayor Cllr Mgenge visited Slovo Township in Ward 2, Ward 15 War Room, Ward 2 War Room and Mambuka Traditional Council in ward 17. Team B led by Deputy Mayor Cllr Thabethe visited Sokhulu Traditional Council in Ward 1, Ward 01 War Room, Ward 4 War Room, Mhlana Traditional Council, and Ward 8 War Room.

Team C led by Speaker of Council, Cllr Mfusi distributed pamphlets at Mzingazi stores, visited Ward 6 War Room, Mbonambi Traditional Council and Ward 3 War Room. The Municipality supplied the Traditional Courts and War Rooms with sanitizer and gloves.

Municipal Manager Mr Khulumokwakhe Gamede educating a resident on the Covid-19 outbreak during the uMfolozi awareness campaign on the virus.


Deputy Mayor Cllr Smangele Thabethe with War Room members educating them about Covid-19.

Children with pamphlets given to them by the Municipality with information on Covid-19.

Community members that attended an awareness campaign on Covid-19.

Mayor’s Human Rights Day Message

Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Department Holds Dialogue with uMfolozi Communities

Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Bheki Ntuli officially handed over to the community the contractor for the construction of P232 Road in kwaSokhulu on Thursday 13 February 2020.

MEC Ntuli accompanied by His Worship the Mayor of uMfolozi Municipality Cllr Smangaliso Mgenge, a delegation from Department of transport; uMfolozi Councillors and management visited kwaSokhulu Traditional Court where the MEC handed over the Contractor for P232 road to the community.

The project by the Department of Transport is in partnership with the Richards Bay Minerals and will cost just over R70 million. MEC Ntuli requested the appointed contractor to make sure they identify two learners from surrounding High Schools who are in Matric and sponsor them with bursaries to further their studies at any future tertiary institution of their choice.

Mayor Mgenge thanked the MEC Ntuli for a swift response to the request made by the community and urged the community not to destroy the infrastructure.

The delegation then proceeded to Dondotha Stadium where the Department of Community Safety and Liaison hosted a Crime Awareness Dialogue. One of the many concerns that the community raised was the maintenance of roads.

The community further pleaded with the Department to build a police station that will prioritise the Dondotha Community as the Mbonambi Police Station is far away from Dondotha and this makes it hard for them to report a crime timeously.

General Gonye addressing the community in Dondotha.

From left: His Worship the Mayor, Cllr SW Mgenge, MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Mr Bheki Ntuli, Inkosi Mthethwa uMhlana Traditional Authority and Deputy Mayor Cllr SR Thabethe at the Crime Awareness Dialogue.

From left: Inkosi Mthethwa, uMhlana Traditional Council, MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Mr Bheki Ntuli and Inkosi Mthiyane Sokhulu Traditional Council during the handover of the contractor for P232 Road.

The new Contractors for the P232 Road.

The community of Sokhulu attending the handover of the contractor.

His Worship the Mayor Cllr SW Mgenge showing off the new uMfolozi DLTC to the MEC of Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Mr Bheki Ntuli.

School Shoes Handover Brings Smiles to uMfolozi Learners

uMfolozi Municipality led by His Worship the Mayor Cllr Smangaliso Mgenge handed over school shoes to 120 learners on the 28th and 29th of January 2020 in Bhiliya Primary School Ward 17 and Fuyeni Primary School in Ward 12.

His Worship the Mayor also donated paper for printing and committed himself to assist with Sports equipment, grass cutting machine, cultural attire and full uniform for identified learners at Fuyeni Primary School.

Mayor Mgenge said the Municipality is committed to the education and development of children within uMfolozi. “All children must be equal in school, these shoes will bring confidence to our young learners so that they will focus on getting their education and not worry about the shoes they are wearing,” said the Mayor.

Mayor Mgenge was accompanied by Deputy Mayor Cllr Smangele Thabethe, Speaker of Council Cllr Dan Mfusi, Councillors, School Governing Body, Municipal Management and Ward Committee Members during the school visits.

His Worship the Mayor Cllr SW Mgenge with Municipal Manager Mr KE Gamede and Cllr NH Mkhize with Fuyeni Primary School Learners.

His Worship the Mayor Cllr SW Mgenge, Deputy Mayor Cllr SR Thabethe with councillors and parents of the beneficiaries.