22 July 2015
Eastern Cape, Mthatha 21st July 2015. The Deputy Minister of Communications Stella Ndabeni Abrahams completed her 67-minute bit today, 21st July 2015. In partnership with the Eastern Cape Department of Agrarian Reform, Vodacom and Aids Council in the Eastern Cape.
The Mandela Day was on the 18th July but due to unforeseen circumstances and in order to avoid clash with earlier planned activities in the Eastern Cape for Saturday. The Tuesday, 21st July became a suitable date for this event to be conducted accordingly.
The GCIS and Deputy Minister of Communications team worked tirelessly together to make this day a success. Though the day started with unpleasant weather and an element of pessimism by some attendees.
The Deputy Minister and her entourage started her 67-minute bit by planting seedlings in few selected households gardens within the Village of KwaLindile. She further handed over the blankets to the elderly, water-bottles to the children, shoes and calculators for the Lyndale primary school children, sanitary towels for girls of Ngubesizwe Senior Secondary.
The Aids Council mobile service in a form of testing and counselling was running concurrently with the formal programme.
The Deputy Minister and other dignitaries from the Department of Education in the Eastern Cape and the local leadership from the Municipality and the ward councillors including the chief of the area embraced the event. Indeed the 67-minute bit was executed with great a success as planned.
Issued by: Government Communication and Information System on behalf of Ministry of Communications