Media Statements

A New Multimillion Rand Bridge for Mbhashe Communities

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), honourable Des van Rooyen will visit the communities of Mbhashe Municipality in the Eastern Cape on 15 August 2017 to assess progress of a R10-million Mpame bridge project. The Minister will be joined by the Provincial and Municipality leadership during his visit in Mbhashe.

Members of the media are invited as follows:

  • DATE: 15 August 2017
  • TIME: 09h00
  • VENUE: Mpame Village (Mqanduli) – Mbashe Municipality


Community members in the various villages in the municipality are forced to use dangerous makeshift 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 through the Municipal Infrastructure Support Agency (MISA), 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; Mncwasawane; Ngileni; Mkhathazo and Manzamnyama who will now enjoy safe crossing to interact with one another and access important government services.




Legadima Leso

083 378 9495

CoGTA Communications