RE: AmaMBATHA MEETING
AmaMbatha who met via emails and internet met on Sunday 31st October 2010 at SANCO House 4123 Mbatha Street Gauteng. It was a meeting to know each other and mapping the way forward. Though not all of us made it, it was very exciting and emotional ‘izingane zika Shandu zihlangene’.
The Chief of ama Mbatha, the Hounourable Sizwesithini Nqobizizwe Lucky Mbatha and His Gauteng Induna Shalazile Mbatha were informed and gave their blessings.
Present were Stanley Mondle Mpikiswano Mbatha (Convener), Thokozane Mbatha, Dennis Mbatha, Ozias Mbatha, Vusumuzi Shandu, Jabulile Shandu, Njabuliso Mbatha and Sikhumbuzo Mbatha.
It was agreed to involve all amaShandu nationaly especialy where they are mostly concentrated KZN, Gauteng and Mpumalanga Provinces.
We resolved to do the following:
1. To attend the Mbatha meeting to be held at Denver Hostel on the 07th Nov 2010, the delegation to be led by Stanley Mbatha,
2. Establish a Trust Fund to take care of destitute Shandu children, Task Team to be led by Njabuliso, Ozias, Thokozane,
3. To Research, Record and Publish a book on Shandu History, Task Team to be led by Stanley, Vusumuzi, Jabulile, Sikhumbuzo, Dennis, 4. To rope in all interested Shandus,
5. To have a follow up meeting within three weeks.
You will understand maSHANDU that we wantet to have a Programe, not meet for the sake of meeting and this is just a task team to start the ball rolling and that all interested Shandus are invited to be part.