07 November 2018
EThekwini Mayor to Lead Umgababa Siyabakhumbula Memorial Day
The eThekwini Municipality will host the annual Siyabakhumbula Memorial Day aimed at remembering and commemorating the lives of the unsung heroes and heroines of the struggle who lost their lives in Umgababa during height of political violence that claimed thousands of lives in KwaZulu-Natal.
The commemoration is held for, among others, social cohesion and to symbolically acknowledge the contribution these fallen heroes and heroines made for our country to be where it is today.
The Day will begin with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Siyabakhumbula Memorial Site followed by the house hand-over to a family of Daganya (Ward 98). The house is one of a 100 that have being built by eThekwini Municipality, KZN Department of Human Settlements and Habitat for Humanity in Wards 98 and 99.
Community engagement will take place at Umnini Sports Ground.
Members of the media are cordially invited to be part of this commemoration.
DATE: Sunday, 11 November 2017
Wreath laying ceremony - 10h00, Siyabakhumbula Memorial Site (Cnr R102 and P578 next to Umgababa Resort)
Community Engagement – 13h00, Umnini Sports Ground
RSVP and enquiries: Vuyo Ndlovu on 031 311 4838,
Transport for members of the media will leave from the City Hall car park at 09h00. When confirming attendance, kindly indicate whether or not you will need transport.
Issued by eThekwini Municipality Acting Head of Communications Unit, Mandla Nsele.
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