Premier Mtshweni-Tsipane to handover firefighting vehicles to municipalities

18 October 2023

Mpumalanga Premier, Ms Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane will tomorrow hand over disaster management vehicles to several fire-prone Municipalities in Mpumalanga. The fully equipped Double Cab Rapid Response firefighting vehicles will be handed over to five Municipalities, namely: Lekwa, Nkomazi, Chief Albert Luthuli, Dipaleseng and Thaba Chweu.

Mpumalanga is prone to veld fires, with the potential to endanger human lives as well as natural vegetation. The fire-fighting vehicles will improve the capacity of the Municipalities to save lives through rapid response. MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Mr Mandla Msibi and the Executive Mayors representing the Municipalities, are among the dignitaries scheduled to attend the hand over function.

Details of the function are as follows:

Date: Thursday, 19 October 2023
Venue: Provincial Disaster Management Centre (Mbombela: R40)
Time: 10:00

Members of the media are invited to attend. For confirmations, contact Mr. Sthembiso Mhlanga (COGTA) on 078 120 7612 or Ms Sibongile Mkani-Mpolweni (Premier’s Spokesperson) on 082 967 2138.


Issued by the Mpumalanga Provincial Government

COGTA’s Spokesperson: Lindiwe Msibi
Tel: (013) 766 6347
Mobile: 061 481 0135

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