Mandeni Municipality Officials Build House for Senior Citizen


 Mandeni Local Municipality Mayor, Sphesihle Zulu and Mandeni Speaker Makhosazane Zungu during the construction of the house in Ndulinde




On Friday, 26 October 2018, Mandeni Local Municipality Mayor, Sphesihle Zulu led a team of officials as part of thuma mina campaign to build a house for 95 year old senior citizen  Agnes Masuku in Indulinde Ward 11.


The officials also took part in the early phases of construction and donated food parcels to the senior citizen. The highlight of the handover was a truck full of furniture ranging from a bed, fridge, washing machine to a colour TV just to mention a few.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Zulu cited that it is part of their duty as officials to ensure that all citizens are elevated above poverty line.


Gogo  Masuku  was identified by Operation Sukuma Sakhe and as we all know that this year we are celebrating the centenary of Mama Albertina Sisulu who fought largely for equality, we saw it fit to elevate one of our own above poverty line in order to bring about the equality that Sisulu fought for”

The beneficiary, Agnes Masuku is currently living on her own in a depleting one room house which does not have water and electricity. Zulu cited that all of that is about to change.


“We have noted the conditions that she is living under, we will make sure that the house is fitted with electricity and a Jojo Tank so that she won’t have to run out of water supply”


Masuku also shared her joy and thanked the officials for changing her life for the better.

“Thank you to each and every one of you, may God bless you all. I am really out of words, you have really changed my life. I really don’t know what to say” said Masuku.

This handover was part of a broader revenue enhancement and cancer awareness campaign currently being rolled out by the Municipality.


The community of indulinde welcomed the initiative by the women caucus and all stakeholders  who have contributed towards abetter life for Gogo Masuku.

Mandeni Local Municipality Mayor with various officials from iLembe District Municipality and Mandeni Municipality during the house construction and  goods handover.