MORE THAN 200 RESIDENTS AT EMAXESIBENI WELCOMED A NEWLY BUILT COMMUNITY
Earlier today, 27th June 2023, EmaXesibeni residents, welcomed a newly built community hall at
Saphukanduku Village. The construction of this facility first commenced late last year in November
2022 and continued for 6 months until its completion date.
“Today, we officially hand over this community hall, knowing that it has the potential to become a centre
of community life. It is not just a building. Within these walls, unity can be created, solutions can be
found, and conversations can be held that will change many lives. Meetings can be held regardless of
the weather, unlike the past when important meetings had to be cancelled on account of weather
conditions”, said Umzimvubu Acting Mayor, Cllr Ntombizandile Garane.
“This community hall was built to serve your needs and your family’s interests. There are community
halls across this Municipality, but we believe you shouldn’t have to travel long distances to get to a
community hall. There should be one here, right where you live. Because this is where community
happens”, said Cllr Garane.
The R 2,7 million community infrastructure created employment opportunities for at least 20 residents
in this village.
Speaking on behalf of the residents, Mr Price Maxabiso Guqa, said, “We cannot be more pleased
with the construction of this facility. We had many consultations with the Municipality regarding the
progress of this hall and we are happy that no delays were experienced. The safety of this community
hall is in our hands”, concluded Guqa.
The Municipality intends to handover two-more (2) community halls over the next coming weeks.
For any enquiries or more information kindly contact:
Mrs Nokhanyo Zembe
Senior Manager: Communications and SPU
Umzimvubu Local Municipality
039 255 8508/ 072 091 3952