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Mandeni Local Municipality Mayor with the elderly people during the Christmas Party for the Elderly. Also seen on the photo, is MPL Ricardo Mthembu and EXCO Members.

Elderly people of ages between 70-89 from all wards under Mandeni Local Municipality were treated to a day of good food and good music at Manqakaza Hall during the Christmas Party for Elderly on 16 December 2019.

The senior citizens also received gifts from His Worship the Mayor of Mandeni Local Municipality, Cllr. Thabani Mdlalose. This event was attended by among others Members of Provincial Legislature, Hon. Ricardo Mthembu. Speaking at this event, Mdlalose said it is important to give elderly people a platform to also enjoy themselves.

“During this period, young people always know where they’ll be, either at the beach or at various music concerts. Elderly people hardly get a chance to celebrate during the festive season, we as the Municipality saw it fit to get them together and make sure we enjoy with them” said Mdlalose.

The Mayor also stressed the need to not only celebrate with elderly people during the festive season but also to respect them throughout the whole year.

“We have just ended the 16-days of activism, a lot of people see abuse as physical, but there are a lot of old people who today don’t event know where their pension payout cards are at, that alone is abuse. They don’t even know how much they earn, but they have their grandchildren using their money to buy whatever they want” said Mdlalose before urging all in attendance to report such cases and various other form of abuses they face on a daily basis.

“The Christmas day, is the day where we received a gift in a form of Jesus Christ, it is important for us to share gifts with each other not to say they will ever match that of Jesus Christ, however to say we will always be grateful and we appreciate those who came before us” concluded Mdlalose.

This important event was attended by among others, EXCO Members, Cllr. Sipho Magwaza and Cllr. Mlungisi Shelembe.

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