News Release

Dr. Sibongiseno Dhlomo Thanks Church For Wheelchairs Donation

Wheelchair Handovers have become a vast part of the Humanitarian efforts around the world. Many people in South Africa have been blessed through this generous program. Dr. Dhlomo, the Minister of Health for KwaZulu-Natal, has been an active participant as a partner with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the wheelchair program.

Due to the overwhelming response we received from the partnership with Ukhozi FM on the wheelchair program, the Church  brought in the Department of Health to assist in the measuring and distribution of the chairs.

We have been honoured to have the Minister of Health in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal to attend many of the church wheel chair handover ceremonies.

The MEC for Health, DR. SIBONGISENO DHLOMO, not only has attended, but has spoken at many of these events, and has thanked the church for the great work done.

Doctor DLHOMO recently invited representatives of the church to the KZN Legislature as he delivered his Budget Speech for the year. In this prestigious event were present many government officials including the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal - Dr. Zweli Mkhize.

Dr. DHLOMO thanked The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the great work it’s doing in our communities, as they have partnered with our biggest radio station, Ukhozi FM, to identify people in need of wheelchairs. The Department of Health has assisted with the measurements for the recipients. “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given over 130 wheel chairs,” said Dr. Dhlomo, “and I have personally witnessed this miracle as I have been present in many of their handovers. This organization is a great example for social partners being involved in community problems, to assist and partner with government in bringing change.”

Graham Sabela and Mfanelo Ngwenya, Church Public Affairs Directors from Durban, attended the Budget Speech. “I was very happy to hear a minister in parliament speaking highly about our Church,” said Graham Sebela. “This is encouraging for those of us in Public Affairs to make sure that we carry on in forming great partnerships with opinion leaders.

“The church has been to many districts and municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal, and other parts of South Africa, doing the work of the Lord providing for those in need. The Humanitarian Department of the Church is a work inspired of the Saviour Jesus Christ, and we appreciate members of the church for their great donations to make this possible.”

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