16 September 2020
As part of his commitment to the capacitation of the institution of traditional leadership in the province of KZN, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC Sipho Hlomuka today handed over vehicles and electronic equipment to the Executive Committee of the KZN Provincial House of Traditional Leaders.
The tools include 27 tablets with SIM cards with 10GB of data per month to be given to all EXCO members and all Chairpersons of the District Houses of Traditional Leaders. Hlomuka also handed over SUVs to the Chairperson of the Provincial House Inkosi Phathisizwe Chiliza and his Deputy Inkosi Zulu.
Speaking at the handover, Hlomuka committed his department to ensuring that amakhosi across the province continue to be equipped for the work they do in leading communities. “Today’s handover of tools of trade is an important milestone in our efforts to support the institution of traditional leadership in our province. A lot has changed in our country as a result of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and we hope that these tools will help amakhosi with the job of providing leadership to our communities under these difficult circumstances,” said Hlomuka.
Chairperson of the Provincial House Inkosi Chiliza expressed his gratitude on behalf of amakhosi for the continuing support the department is giving them. “The tablets and the data SIM cards that we have been given today will go a long way towards ensuring that the Provincial House is able to convene virtual engagements with residents and stakeholders,” said Chiliza.