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Mayor launches R600 000 electrification project

SILINDILE MALULEKA MAYOR Zandile Gumede has launched the Demat 34 A Phase 1 electrification project which will transform the lives of 258 families living in informal settlements in the Welbadacht area. The R600 000 electrification project was launched on 18 April, with the official introduction of Zethembe, the contractor that has been appointed to install infrastructure for the project. Mayor Gumede said the project would also create 11 employment opportunities which will benefit residents in the area. She pledged that more jobs will be created because the project will be rolled out in phases until every household in the area has electricity. ?EThekwini is a caring City and therefore, we strive to ensure that all our residents enjoy basic services like legal, safe and affordable electricity. Therefore, the electrification project is continuous,? Mayor Gumede explained, as residents clapped and cheered in excitement. Residents were informed about the project last year during a community meeting. ?Our Municipality made a promise last year that this area will be prioritised for electrification. We are back to fulfil this promise to show residents that we are a Municipality that delivers because we put our people first. The development of areas in our Municipality is our top priority,? she said. Mayor Gumede encouraged residents that once the project has been implemented, they must pay for basic services and refrain from illegally connecting electricity. Ward 72 Councillor Sibusiso Mpanza encouraged residents to work with the Municipality to fast-track service delivery in the area. ?Service delivery cannot be achieved overnight. Therefore, it is important that we work together and also exercise patience during the implementation of projects,? he said. silindile.maluleka@durban.gov.za During the launch of the Demat 34 A Phase 1 electrification project in Welbadacht area, Mayor Zandile Gumede officially introduced Thulani Mtambo from Zethembe, the contractor that has been appointed to install infrastructure for the project. Picture: ZAMANTUNGWA GUMEDE

Successful Easter weekend law enforcement blitz

Mayor Zandile Gumede interacting with motorists on Johannes Nkosi Street during the launch of the eThekwini?s Easter Road Safety Campaign on 11 April. Pictures: ZAMANTUNGWA GUMEDE SILINDILE MALULEKA ETHEKWINI?S intensive law enforcement operations over the long Easter weekend has ensured that thousands of traffic offenders are brought to book for failing to adhere to road rules. On 19 April, Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer applauded all security and emergency services for working together in prioritising the safety of residents and visitors during the busy period. The report back comes after Mayor Zandile Gumede launched an Easter Road Safety Campaign on 11 April where she issued a stern warning to motorists to obey road rules or face full wrath of the law. From 13 to 17 April, a total of 15 roadblocks held by Metro Police in different parts of eThekwini resulted in 266 drunk driving arrests. Also during this period, the City recorded 15 583 speed timing infringements. Furthermore, other infringements which include drinking in public, unlicensed vehicles and driving without a licence totalled 5 045. In addition to the 15 roadblocks, Metro Police also set up 37 vehicle check points. Deputy Mayor Peer said roadblocks were held to reduce traffic accidents, injuries on the road and the number of deaths on the road. ?There was zero tolerance for motorists who failed to abide by the rules of the road,? she added. Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer and Metro Police Operations Deputy Head Steve Middleton.

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