ANC members, residents clean up Edendale streets

2015-07-30 08:16
ANC members picking up litter in Imbali yesterday during a massive clean-up operation ahead of the Mandela Marathon.

ANC members picking up litter in Imbali yesterday during a massive clean-up operation ahead of the Mandela Marathon. (Jonathan Burton)

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THE streets of Edendale were coloured with yellow yesterday as ANC members took to the roads, cleaning up litter in commemoration of Nelson Mandela.

With Mandela’s birthday month drawing to an end, the ANC in KZN celebrated the former president’s life and times in a memorial lecture yesterday at the Plessislaer FET College.

Before the lecture, hundreds of ANC members from across the region conducted a massive clean-up campaign at the Manayi Hall in Imbali.

The hall stands as a monument of where Mandela made his last public address before he was arrested in Howick.

The clean-up also comes ahead of the Mandela Marathon next month, and members of the party paid specific attention to the route through the township.

The hall also got a facelift with a new coat of paint, windows and ceiling boards.

Provincial secretary of the ANC Sihle Zakalala said it was a good turnout and he was impressed that the community also aided in the clean up, even though they were not asked to.

The Witness spoke to some of the ANC members while they were busy filling plastic garbage bags with masses of litter.

Member of the party’s executive committee Sibongile Mkhize said they were “working hard”.

“In terms of honouring Madiba and all those in the struggle, we are cleaning the streets they fought for.”

ANC supporter Olwethu Msizi said the day was “going well”.

“Those participating in the Mandela Marathon will have a good experience now that the streets are clean,” Msizi said

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