The leadership of Capricorn District Municipality led a team of Councillors and Officials in celebrating Nelson Mandela Day. The event was celebrated at Mathibela, Zebediela at Lepelle-Nkumpi Municipality on 28 July 2023. Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Finance, Cllr. Maria Ramokolo, on behalf of CDM Executive Mayor Cllr. Mamedupi Teffo, and Councillors started at the traditional authority at Moletlane to greet at Moshate before the main activity of the day started, which was cleaning alongside the Nkumpi River at Mathibela Village.
The team also got their hands’ dirty cleaning at the Lesedi Community Creche at Mathibela. MMC Ramokolo handed over gifts in the form of learning toys, play toys, food parcels to the creche. Blankets and food parcels were handed over to some families, and Cllr. Ramokolo also gave the Mathibela Age in Action a first aid kit to use at their organization.
Cllr. Ramokolo spoke to members of the community who were in attendance about the illegal dumping happening along the Nkumpi River, where the river is littered mostly with disposable baby nappies. She urged the community to stop dumping waste at the river to avoid a crises like the outbreak of cholera, but rather consider acceptable ways of disposing waste.
The Principal of Lesedi Community Creche, Lettie Mogano, thanked CDM for the gifts.