Promoting unity

2015-05-27 06:00

KWADUKUZA Mayor Ricardo Mthembu has applauded the stability and peaceful social co-existence exercised by the people of Shakashead.

Mthembu was speaking at the launch of the Cultural Unity Festival on Sunday, in support of the re-integration of foreign nationals who fell victim to xenophobic attacks.

Mthembu said he was happy that most victims have moved back to their communities and unity has been restored.

He had a one-on-one with some immigrants who said they were also happy about the re-integrated process.

Mthembu also learnt that the victims had safely gone back to their living spaces and the community has welcomed them.

The activities follow the spate of violent attacks against foreign immigrants in some parts of KZN recently.

He described the exercise as a mechanism that will help bring back the dignity that the people of Shakashead deserve.

“The Freedom Charter holds true that South Africa belongs to all who live in it. As the people of KwaDukuza, we owe it to ourselves to ensure we value the objectives contained in the Freedom Charter and the aspirations, legacy and spirits of our fallen heroes. Our local heroes stood for freedom, peace and unity, let us not compromise the dignity we deserve, we have travelled a long journey to be where we are today.

“We applaud the people of Shakashead for working together in winning the fight against the evils of xenephobia. We do not need such incidents in our land, that’s why we as municipality, have organised the Cultural Unity Festival which is a public participation exercise to affirm solidarity with foreign nationals. We are looking at ways to strengthen relations between the people of various nations,” said Mthembu.

The event was also convened to engage the community about service delivery improvements and infrastructural development

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