Premier Willies Mchunu commends 1860 Organising Committee

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu invites Sod turning monument arrival of Indentured Labourers

KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Premier Willies Mchunu has expressed his appreciation to the 1860 Organising Committee for working tirelessly with the Provincial Government to rollout activities aimed at celebrating the contribution of the Indian Community towards the creation of a stronger KZN economically and socially.

Tomorrow, 15 November 2016, the Premier will be joined by the leadership from eThekwini Municipality, Members of Parliament, community leaders and ordinary members of society during a sod turning ceremony near Addington Beach, at Lawn Park, Bell Street. This is a preferred site for the erection of a monument commemorating the arrival of the indentured labourers in South Africa.

Mchunu remarked: "We remain indebted to the Indian indentured labourers for their contribution especially in terms of establishing the agricultural potential of KwaZulu-Natal making it the world renowned region of the sugar industry. By working towards the erection of the monument, we are expressing our deep appreciation to our fellow brothers and sisters from India who unequivocally declared South Africa and KwaZulu-Natal in particular, their preferred place to live in."

Members of the media are invited to attend the event scheduled to start at 10h00.

Source: Government of South Africa.

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