BUTHELEZI VISITS UMLAZI FOR 67 MINUTES
By: Sihle Ndebele
Inkatha Freedom Party leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi visited UMlazi Township to participate in celebrating the 67 minutes for Madiba campaign on Friday.
IFP supporters and uMlazi residents gathered together with Buthelezi for the campaign, where they cleaned up the streets of Zakhele Informal Settlement to honour and celebrate the life of the late Nelson Mandela.
Buthelezi thanked all the residents who participated in the clean up.
“I want to thank every South African and every individual across the world, who is participating in 67 minutes of service. What we can accomplish collectively, through this shared effort will make a significant difference,” Buthelezi said.
He also took the opportunity to underline that he had a strong relationship with the former statesman, Nelson Mandela.
“Mandela himself used to tell me that people will always come first, regardless of the political party they support. All citizens must be provided with basic needs, services must be delivered to all the communities without looking at which political party that community supports,” Buthelezi said.
Zakhele resident Sanele Shange encouraged high profile people to come to the people who live under difficult circumstances like them.
“It would be great to see all the people whom we voted for come here more often to see how hard we live. This 67 minutes is a little time, I wish this campaign can be done more regularly because campaigns of this nature are important especially for community development,” Shange said.