December 16 is used to foster reconciliation and national unity in the true spirit of our late icon, Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela as he had envisaged at the start of our democracy. It also serves as a reminder of how far we have come in uniting the country and of the challenges that still lie ahead. This year’s commemoration under the theme: “Social Cohesion, Reconciliation and National Unity in the 20 years of Democracy” coincides with South Africa celebrating 20 Years of Freedom.
Bitou Municipality celebrated this day by switching on the Christmas lights, various activities were presented e.g Local artist performed, field band, Jumping castles, face painting etc.
In his keynote address Executive Mayor Cllr Memory Booysen said that “service delivery is important to us because it brings us closer to our people and to the delight of the hundreds of local residents who came to watch the festive lights be turned on”. He further said “we must all strive to follow Madiba’s legacy as this icon was always promoting and encouraging the principle of humanity – He is gone but not forgotten”.
A special word of thanks goes to our volunteered sponsors, own Santa Clause Mr Arthur Ducuveya, the team of Bitou Family Care and the T’Niqua Stable Inn.Last published 30 March 2016