General News


Back to school 2018


Students of 2018, you are encouraged to show up to those schools; pay attention to those teachers; listen to your parents, grandparents and elders; and put in the hard work required of you to succeed.
You are all responsible for your future, you can either make it or break it through your choices regarding education, that’s the opportunity education can provide.
Your greatest enemy, greater weakness and the strongest weapon for your success is your choices. The same enemy that controls the minds of our youth and perpetuate them to use alcohol and drugs.
The other enemy is ignorance, yes ignorance! Which results to lack of passion for education

When you return to your classes, think of these points:
Education starts by changing one person’s life, and ends up changing the world.
The only real failure in life is the failure to try.
Never give up trying to fulfil your dreams and ideas.
In the end everyone who tries will succeed, and if you haven’t succeeded, then you have not reached the end.
Always proud of who you are and what you have already achieved so far.
Keep moving ahead and set your goals high.
Believe in yourself.
Leaners of 2018 lets strive to save Africa, lets strive to re-build Africa, and secure Africa’s future with Education, by Going back to school!



The Transnet Phelophepa Health Care Train will be visiting Dutywa from the 5th of March up to the 16th of March 2018 and will be stationed at Dutywa Train station . Phelophepa offers affordable and quality Primary Health Care Services to the community. It complements the services offered by the Department of Health.
From 5th of March up to the 16th of March, community members of Mbhashe Municipality are encouraged to visit the Train which will be stationed Dutywa statition. The Phelophepa has 4 clinics and they will offer the following services;
Dental clinic
Screening and education – free
Extractions, fillings and cleanings (no false teeth)
Each procedures = R10,
All procedures for children under the age of 15= free

Eye Clinic
Eye Test = Free
All glasses = R30
Eye drops = R5
No operations or bifocals

Health Care Clinic
Health education = free
• Cancer and diabetes Edu-care
Diabetic screenings and cancer education = Free
Pap smears and prostate and breast screenings =Free
Medicine = R5 per prescription

Psychology Clinic
Our services are available to individuals, and include workshops to help cope with stress, abuse, conflict, death, parenting, discipline, empowerment and working through emotions
These services are Free

We work on a first come first serve basis and we want to encourage our community to start coming on the 5th of March and not wait until the last two days when it gets full. Thank you for your continued support!
For any enquiries phone Zingisa Sofayiya on 063 821 1723/Zozibini Adonis 072 470 4604


Mbhashe law enforcement officers on a crime and violence prevention mission

Three culprits who ambushed a young boy


Three young men were arrested for allegedly ambushing a young boy at Mboya location in Willowvale. These suspects used a Phanga to cut the boy’s hand . They will appear in court for further questioning .  Mbhashe Law enforcement officers are on a mission to ensure that our municipality is a safe and crime free area .

We call upon all residents of Mbhashe Local Municipality to report any unlawful practises taking place in their communities ,we will ensure their safety by keeping their anonymity . Safety and Security is everyone’s responsibility .Mbhashe resident’s cooperation will help us to accomplish our crime and violence prevention mission .In order for this initiative to work effectively ,each one of us should leverage their own effort to contribute to our common goal of safety .


Human dignity restored

The dilapidated hut they were living in


Executive Mayor S.Janda


The Executive Mayor of Mbhashe Local Municipality Samkelo Janda together with the officials from the Department of Human Settlements paid a visit to the Deliwe family at Mahasana to handover a temporary structure. The structure will bring relief to the Deliwes who have been living in an open  dilapidated structure.

A bed,blankets and food parcels from local business people and community members were also handed over to this family of three, who refused to leave their home despite the condition .Joyfulness  and appreciation was written all over their faces on this day .


Executive Mayors festive message

Executive Mayor’s festive message 2017


Lighting of Christmas lights

X-mas tree lighting Mbhashe local municipality


The Executive Mayor of Mbhashe local municipality, Samkelo Janda will be illuminating Christmas lights on the 13 December 2017 at 19:00.


Elderly woman gets a new house . 

House handover to an elderly woman.


The Executive Mayor of Mbhashe local municipality will officially hand over a house to an elderly woman aged 89 on Friday the 15 December 2017 at Ngxakaxha Location .This  initiative was subsequent to findings that depicted gogo Ntombentsha Beatrice Pama as a person living below the bread line .It was after this discovery that the Executive Mayor ,Samkelo Janda led a process to construct a brick and mortar  house for her.

This initiative seeks to increase service delivery footprint and to further improve the lives of underprivileged constituents of the municipality.





Life and legacy of OR Tambo,centenary

This year South Africa celebrated the centenary of the birth of Oliver Reginald Tambo. Oliver Tambo was born in the Nkantolo village outside Mbizana in the Eastern Cape on 27 October 1917.
He is the late former President of the African National Congress and one of the key founding fathers of South Africa’s liberation and constitutional democracy.
The centenary celebrations took place under the theme “Life and Legacy of OR Tambo” which will run until December 2017. The celebrations were used to draw lessons from his life and to give an understanding of the qualities that made him succeed in uniting the ANC.
Tambo was the longest ever serving president of the ANC from 1969 to 1991.President Jacob Zuma described him as a “solution oriented leader who always sought to move forward on the basis of building consensus”.

OR Tambo mobilised the international community to support the struggle against apartheid. He also led key processes from the Harare Declaration to the adoption of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.

South Africa today has a constitutional democracy founded on the principles of human dignity and equal rights for everyone because of his leadership.


Masibuyel’ eMbo


Ikomkhulu lamaXhosa iNqadu, umasipala wase Mbhashe bebambisene noNal’Ibali bavuselele,bonwabisa  bekwakhuthaza  ukubaliswa kwamabali  bekhumbuza abemi base Mbhashe ngemvelaphi yeentsomi, kwi bhotwe lekomkhulu lamaXhosa iNqadu eDutywa ngomhla wesibhozo kwinyanga yomMsintsi.

Lo msitho ubuzinyaswe yinkosi uSalakuphathwa, uCeba uMazola Mbovu (obemele usodophu wase Mbhashe) okwayintloko yesebe lezococeko lwasekuhlaleni, uSally Mills oyintloko msebenzi wezonxebelelwano weNal’ Ibali no Nompucuko Zakaza ongumbalisi wentsomi nongumphandi wembali yezakwaXhosa kuGatyana kunye nabanye oceba base Mbhashe. Bekubizwe amaqela ezikolo zamabanga aphantshi kunye nabazali abangabathandi nabaxhasi beentsomi.

Lo mgushuzo uyinxalenye yemibhiyozo yale nyanga yenkcubeko amafa, namagugu. Ukubaliswa nokufundwa kweentsomi yinxalenye yemvelaphi yamaXhosa, ethe ekuhambeni kwexhesha yasilela,yatyeshelwa ngenxa yempucuko nokuhamba kwama xesha.

Injongo yalomnyadala ibikukubuyisa umdla, nothando lwe ntsomi, ngokukhumbuza uluntu ngokubaluleka kwazo. Iintsomi ziyingqaka emandla yamaxhosa, ziqulethe imfihlo yamaXhosa yokonwabisa, ukufundisa ngaxeshanye nokoluleka. Lo msitho ube yindlela yokukhumbuza uluntu jikelele ngobuntu nendlela yokukhusela nokulondoloza izithethe zamaXhosa.

UNompucuko zakaza uhlomhle wathi “Ndicinga ukuba ndivuya kakhulu xa umsitho onje uthe waziswa eMbhashe kule nyanga yokufundisa abantwana ngokubaluleka kokufunda nokubaliswa kwee ntsomi. Kuba ndiyakholelwa into yokuba apha eMbhashe sinamaqhawekazi ekubhalwe ngawo, awaye dume ngukubalisa intsomi, nto leyo ethi izenze iintsomi zibe yinxalenye yenkcubeko yase Mbhashe

Kubalulekile ukuba sifundise abantwana ngemvelaphi yakwa Xhosa kunye nezithethe zakwantu. Umnqweno wam kukukhuthaza otitsha ezikolweni,ukuba bafundise abantwana iincwadi ezibhalwe ngolwimi lwesiXhosa kuba abantwana bale mihla abayazi imvelaphi yabo,yayeabzazi iintsomi ngenxa yexesha abakhula kulo ,lokutyeshelwa kwazo. Ndiyathemba ke urhulumente uzokuyithathela igqalelo le nto”.



The Mpame bridge .

The Mpame bridge.

This day, 15 August 2017 will be a remarkable day at Mncwasa location, as Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen together with Executive Mayor Cllr Samkelo Janda visited the area to assess the progress of an R10-million Mpame bridge project today.


The members of the community say they were compelled to use dangerous crude means to cross the local river to access different community services such as schools, hospitals, clinics, churches and other public amenities.


Following the intervention of CoGTA, the dreaded rainy season inconveniences will soon become a thing of the past as the new bridge is set to bring relief to villagers of Kwa Chezi; Manzibomvu; Mdikana; Mpame; Mncwasa; Ngileni; Mkhathazo and Manzamnyama who will now enjoy safe crossing to interact with one another and access important government services.

“We appreciate this initiative, as it will enable our people to access other community services, we are a municipality faced with serious service delivery infrastructure backlog which is far beyond the allocated budget, we are in dire need of this kind of support”. Said Executive Mayor Cllr Samkelo Janda.