ETHEKWINI NEWS FLASH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

19 August 2015

EXCO DECISIONS - 18/08/2015

City Recognises The Role Of Military Veterans In Liberation Struggle

A policy for Veterans’ Support Framework was submitted to the Executive Committee on Tuesday, 18/08/2015. 

In terms of Municipal processes, the policy will be presented to the Full Council for approval.

This policy would ensure all military veterans, not just MK veterans, receive assistance from eThekwini Municipality.

This support includes housing, facilitation of job placement, skills development and training, access to municipal health services, facilitation of or advice on business opportunities and any other support needed.

This is in recognition that freedom and democracy was due to sacrifices of many men and women who served in the liberation armies.

City Manager Sibusiso Sithole said the Municipality would work with other government departments to provide the service.

“We intend setting up an office in eThekwini to ensure veterans can access this service,” he said.

Deputy Mayor Nomvuzo Shabalala recommended that a stakeholder meeting be convened to ensure views of all stakeholders are considered in this matter. 

ENDS 

Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Head, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information members of the media can contact Gugu Sisilana on 031 311 4855 or email: gugu.mbonambi@durban.gov.za​ or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4818 or princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za