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EASTER: EThekwini Municipality transfers land to 23 churches

EThekwini Municipality transfers land to 23 churches on Good Friday with the aim of promoting land ownership and security.


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The eThekwini Municipality has transferred land to 23 churches as part of government’s programme to promote land ownership and security of tenure.

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On Friday, 7 April 2023, the leadership of the City visited some of these churches to hand over the transfer agreements.

Speaking during the Good Friday church service at the Here is Life Ministries, eThekwini Mayor Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda congratulated the churches that have benefitted from this initiative.

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In the recent eThekwini Municipality Council meeting, the City approved the allocation of land to 23 churches.

These churches are located mainly in uMlazi, Mpumalanga, Cato Manor, and Verulam.

“What makes this decision even more significant is that it occurred on the eve of the Easter holidays where we celebrate the resurrection of Christ.”

Mayor Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda

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He added that he was confident that this move would strengthen cooperation between the City and churches.

The Mayor assured residents of eThekwini that the Municipality will continue to release worship sites.

He further adds that churches are instrumental in promoting peace and unity in communities in eThekwini.

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The Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Nomusa Dube-Ncube this morning (Friday, 7 April) joined the Diakonia Council of Churches in praise and worship during its Annual Ecumenical Good Friday Service in front of the Durban City Hall, at dawn from 6am.

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The theme for the Good Friday Service is “A quest for life in all abundance”, according to the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government.

As part of the procession Premier Dube-Ncube carried the cross, across the streets of Durban in eThekwini.

This was in remembrance of the crucifixion of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.