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History was made in Bulembu on Thursday, 20 February 2014, as his Maj- esty King Mswati III paid a visited to our community. The town was abuzz with excitement as preparations got underway more than a week ahead of his Maj- esty’s visit.
His Majesty, King Mswati III took the time to brave the 18 km dirt road, to see all that the Lord has done and continues to do here in Bulembu. It was a day filled with Swazi culture, pride, and unity as the town, and neighboring communities came together to witness this event.
Nonhlanhla Hlatshwayo, Social Worker for BMS Child Care department was happy to share a brief thought on the day:
“The King’s visit was such an awesome experience for all of us, most espe- cially for the kids. It was a lifetime experience for them.
“It was such an honour to have the King come because usually, he just sends a representative. As a social worker in the Child Care department, what I liked the most in his speech was the part whereby he encouraged the children to take their school work seriously. Hopefully they will do as the King said!”
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Commenting on His Majesty’s visit, Bulembu Ministries Enterprise Man- ager, Kurt Puttkammer, said that it was “a truly humbling experience that once again showed what teamwork can accomplish with a common goal in mind – glorifying God in all we do.”
In his statement about the king’s visit, Executive Director of Bulembu Ministries, Andrew le Roux, said, “What a privilege and honour to host His Majesty in Bulembu. It is the highlight of 8 years of hard work, by an amaz- ing team. Thank you Your Majesty for hearing your people and committing to have the road to Piggs Peak tarred.”
It certainly was a proud day for Bulembu, to host the nation’s king, and we are all sure to remember the day for years to come. For all who were in- volved with the plan- ning, organizing, and preparation of the event, THANK YOU for your efforts. To the greater Bulembu com- munity – Thank you for joining us on such a special occasion.