The King Sabathda Dalindyebo (KSD) municipality joined hands with the South African Infantry Battalion at Mthatha in the Eastern Cape to honour the hundreds of soldiers and ordinary people who made a contribution in the First and Second World War.

Wreaths were laid at the tombstone bearing the names of the fallen heroes from the O R Tambo region.

KSD mayor, Dumani Zozo, says the partnership with the SANDF aims to strengthen relations that will benefit the municipality and the 14 South African Infantry Battalion.

He says this programme of honouring war heroes is the beginning of more to come.

“All those soldiers who fought in those wars, the first and the second World War, SS Mendi  and all the other wars that had been fought but specifically, it started with the with the first and second World war from all the colours of race in South Africa, and who specifically reside in our area, and we are very much grateful to the families who were part of us today… the Mnqwazi family and other families who have been part of us. “