Community builder

2017-08-10 06:03
PHOTO: suppliedAt the awards (from left) KZN Premier Willie Mchunu, Phumzile Mgojo and KZN MEC for Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo.

PHOTO: suppliedAt the awards (from left) KZN Premier Willie Mchunu, Phumzile Mgojo and KZN MEC for Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo.

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A DECORATED Department of Labour employee and community builder from Gamalakhe has added another award to her growing collection after the winning gold in the Best Frontline Service Delivery Employee of the Year category at the recent Premier Awards 2017.

Phumzile Mgojo has been with the Department of Labour for 17 years and is based at their Port Shepstone office.

The Fever, has in the past, published a number of letters from people praising her service and for always going the extra mile when resolving labour-related issues.

“It is because of the love I have for people. When I got the opportunity to serve in this position, I promised to give it my all,” said Mgojo.

She said helping others comes naturally because she was taught its importance growing up as a young girl and she is active in her community as a community builder.

She started the Masakhane Youth Development, which develops the youth in drama, music and other activities.

In 2013, she beat Desmond Dube, Linda Sibiya and Menzi Ngubane to win Best Role Model at the South African Volunteers Awards.

In 2014 she won Best Community Builder at the Ray Nkonyeni (Hibiscus Coast) Mayoral Awards and Best Maskandi at the 2015 Heritage Awards.

In 2016 she was a winner at the Women: The Architects of Society Awards held in Kyalami in Midrand when she walked away with the Icon of the Year award.

She was competing against Olympian Caster Semenya and musician Gigi Lamayne and Somizi Mhlongo.

During the same year, she also won the Best Community Builder award at the Ray Nkonyeni Mayoral Awards.

She thanked all those who supported her to get where she is.

“I would like to thank my family, the Duma family the community­ of Gamalakhe, Armstrong Ncayiyane, Linda Nongena, Florence Ngcobo, Vuyelwa Ngqojane and all staff at the Port Shepstone Labour Centre for their support,” she said.

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