Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has visited legendary musician Ray Phiri's home to pay his respects to his wife and children. Phiri passed away on Wednesday at a Nelspruit hospital in Mpumalanga. He was battling with lung cancer. His memorial service will be held on Thursday at Mbombela stadium and the funeral will also be at the stadium on Saturday, July 20. The Mpumalanga government has afforded Phiri a Special Provincial funeral.
State owned entities and the private sector are working together to address the problem. (SABC) The scourge of drug and alcohol abuse remains one of the major challenges facing young people in the country. Emalahleni is one of the most affected towns in Mpumalanga. Private companies and non-profit organisations have joined hands in an attempt to address the problem. Emalahleni is Mpumalanga's economic hub while drug and alcohol abuse is also rife.
African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament, Jackson Mthembu, says it is ANC tradition that the party's deputy president takes over as president. Addressing the Chris Hani Memorial Lecture in Belfast, Mpumalanga, Mthembu said the ANC shouldn't deviate from that tradition as it heads to the 54th national elective conference. Speakers described Hani as a selfless and exemplary leader, who wouldn't be happy about the current state of the ruling party.
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