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Mandela Day with Justice officials

MandelaDay2014Justice officials take Mandela Day to the streets of Mamelodi

Justice officials, led by Minister Michael Masutha gathered in Mamelodi on 18 July 2014 to celebrate Mandela Day. The department, together with the Justice Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) Cluster spring-cleaned the Mamelodi Magistrate’s Court and Family Court in honour of the late former President, Nelson Mandela.

On his arrival at the court, the minister first sat in one of the maintenance cases heard at the court and later remarked: “It is the responsibility of both parents to look after the children because a child is innocent. A child is a product of love and not the source of conflict.” After listening to the maintenance hearing, Minister Masutha joined officials and volunteers who were cleaning in and around the court.

Gauteng Regional Head, Ms Emily Dhlamini, who took part in cleaning the toilets said: “It is a pity that today we celebrate this international Mandela Day for the first time without Tata and I feel very proud to be part of the 67 minutes. We are remembering the sacrifices he made during his days to ensure that South Africa becomes a better place to live in.”

One official, Mr Gideon Monyemorathoe, from the Gauteng Regional Office, who was among the first to start cleaning the court at 07h00 said he wanted to make a change on this special day. “This is a big day for our late former President Nelson Mandela, although he is no longer with us, we need to continue with the good work he has done and also ensure that his legacy and his spirit of Ubuntu never dies”, remarked Mr Monyemorathoe.

After cleaning the courts, Minister Masutha, together with other officials walked to the community hall for an Imbizo. He highlighted that it was a privilege to hold an Imbizo in Mamelodi as it is one of the communities that had sacrificed a lot in bringing an end to the apartheid regime. “We are committed to ensuring that Mamelodi community gets a better and first class facility,” the minister said. He added that the Departments of
Justice and Constitutional Development and Public Works, have already commenced to build a court in Mamelodi.

He further indicated that Mamelodi is one of the 120 communities that would benefit, through the President’s Fund on the Truth and Reconciliations’ (TRC’s) rehabilitation programme. During an Imbizo, the minister handed over ceremonial cheques to 10 maintenance
beneficiaries totaling R1 393 150.

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- The elderly benefits in the Northern Cape
- A destitute North West family receives shelter
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Published: 25 July 2014