Premier Mtshweni-Tsipane to honour 200 fallen struggle heroes in Emalahleni

08 March 2023

Mpumalanga Premier Ms Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane will embark on initiatives aimed at supporting the liberation struggle veterans. These initiatives are based on deliberations with the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Military Veterans’ Affairs and the establishment of the Premier’s Military Veterans’ Counsel.

Erecting of tombstones for the graves of about two hundred (200) fallen heroes in Emalahleni Local Municipality, forms part of the initiatives. So far, twenty seven (27) tombstones have been erected after permission was sought from their families.

Premier Mtshweni-Tsipane will lead a wreath laying ceremony at the Pretoria Memorial Park (in Emalahleni), accompanied by the members of the families and the leadership of the Umkhonto Wesizwe Veterans’ Association (MKVA), and later move to the Lynville Hall where the unveiling of a Cenotaph and a candle light ceremony, will take place.

Details of the function are as follows:

Date: Friday, 10 March 2023
Venue: Lynville Hall (Emalahleni Local Municipality)
Time: 09:00

Members of the media are invited. For confirmations, contact Ms Sibongile Mkani-Mpolweni (Premier’s Spokesperson) on 082 967 2138.


Issued by the Mpumalanga Provincial Government

Provincial Government’s Spokesperson: George Mthethwa
Tel: (013) 766 2242
Mobile: 083 302 2774
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