Royal send-off for health train

Zululand Eyethu - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Larry Bent­ley

THE Ph­elophepa Health Train com­pleted its Zu­l­u­land visit on Mon­day in Ulundi and was hon­oured with a visit from King Good­will Zwelethini.

The Zu­l­u­land leg of the train’s trav­els started in Mtu­batuba on 19 Fe­bru­ary and called on Em­pan­geni be­fore ar­riv­ing in Ulundi.

The train will now travel to Ermelo in Mpumalanga.

King Zwelethini was given a brief­ing about the train’s ac­tiv­i­ties be­fore high­light­ing var­i­ous health is­sues per­tenant to Zu­l­u­lan­ders.

The train has over 40 per­ma­nent staff and nu­mer­ous vol­un­teers and has reached 23.5 mil­lion peo­ple since it rolled out in 1994, mak­ing it the world’s big­gest mo­bile clinic.

Larry Bent­ley

Transnet’s Group Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer Mla­muli Buthelezi with King Good­will Zwelethini dur­ing the brief­ing on the work­ings of the Ph­elophepa Health Train

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