The Youth Voice

Community builder celebrates 90 the birthday. 

By Wellington Khoza - Hluvukani-Bushbuckridge

Well known philanthropist and businessman, Petrus Mugema Mdluli, recently celebrated his 90 th birthday alongside family, friends and community members.

Mdluli is famous in the area of Hluvukani-Bushbuckridge for his contribution in building a clinic, schools and a post office for the community.

He has also helped many people in his community to become professionals such as; doctors, lawyers, teachers, police officers, journalists, to name but a few. He was previously awarded an honorary doctorate by Omega Global Universities.

The birthday celebration was organised by his seventeen children from four wives. His son Raymond gave a speech on behalf of all Mdluli’s children. He said that his father has guided and mentored the family on many things, including business.

“We were very jealous at first when my dad did things for the community for free, but now we understand why he continues to give back to the community. May God give him more years to live,” said Raymond.

Former Magistrate – Sam Nkuna, described Mdluli as his best friend. Nkuna further said that Mdluli is very businesswise and very supportive.

Xitsonga artist-General Muzka was invited to entertain the crowd and he did not disappoint. Muzka left the people screaming for more.