Dladla family from Ndodwane Village at Ntambanana near Empangeni will be
spending their Christmas Day in a newly built, fully furnished house after MEC
for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Bongi Sithole-Moloi, officially handed
them keys to their four roomed home on Tuesday, 20 December 2016.
house was donated by the Spar Group, through the AmaZulu FC Trust as part of
their support to the KZN Premier’s Cup Football Tournament that was held in
Richards Bay in August this year. The Premier’s Cup, which is organized by the
Department of Sport and Recreation (KZNDSR) involving KwaZulu-Natal’s five
professional soccer teams, was won by Royal Eagles.
needy family was identified as beneficiaries in consultation with local
structures including municipalities. The family was living in a half-build mud
Sithole-Moloi, who was accompanied by King Cetshwayo District Mayor, Nonhle
Mkhulisi and Umhlathuze Mayor Mduduzi Mhlongo, congratulated Phineus Dladla,
his wife and two children for being the beneficiaries of this phenomenal act achieved
through cooperation between government and private sector. She said the family’s
dignity has been restored through the provision of a roof over their heads.
very pleased to see the Dladla family’s dream become a reality and to see that
our programmes are able to change people’s lives as we are experiencing today.
The government always works for the achievement of the rights of its citizens
especially the right to proper and safe shelter. I’m glad to see the Dladla
family’s rights being met today and it’s all due to the Department of Sport and
Recreation and our partners. Congratulations to the Dladla family,” commented
who was thrilled with this act, was filled with disbelief as him and his family
were getting a properly built house for the first time in their lives.
is something that I never thought could happen to my family. I’m thankful to
the KZN Department of Sport and Recreation, the local leadership, AmaZulu FC,
Thanda Royal Zulu and all those that were involved. This will indeed change our
way of life as a family,” said Dladla.
MEC Sithole-Moloi, in her capacity as MEC Champion for the King Cetshwayo
District, earlier participated in a police road safety and crime prevention
drive in the Ntambanana area. She was accompanied by Mayor Mkhulisi and
Mayor Mhlongo. They joined traffic and police
officers in a road block operation to inspect the vehicles roadworthiness and driver