FREEDOM FLAME By Sithembile Monareng
On 19 March 2014 the freedom flame hailed the Amajuba District in celebration of 20 years of freedom
and democracy. The celebration was the major symbol of 20 years of democracy and the flame
symbolized the light prevailing over darkness.
MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dlomo in his capacity as champion of the Amajuba District together with the District
Mayor Cllr Jabu Khumalo and Newcastle Municipality Mayor Cllr Afzul Rehman celebrated with the people of Newcastle, highlighting service delivery achievements in our District.
“As the country celebrates 20 years of freedom and democracy, the flame presents an opportunity for us
to reflect on how our freedom and democracy was achieved and the achievements we have made over
the past 20 years. This moment affirmed the pride and dignity of our country and celebration of
humanity”, said Dr Dlomo.
Newcastle Municipality prides itself regarding all the achievements that has been made in the past 20 years, highlighting successful projects namely; Eco parks and outdoor gym, the Clifford Manana Bridge
(Asiphephe), KwaMathukuza housing projects, eTheku mall and other projects on the pipeline. He
acknowledged that more work still needs to be done to make Newcastle one town. – concluded Rehman