All the New Year newborn babies were given gifts from the Mkhondo Local Municipality and the mothers of the babies welcomed and appreciated the gifts that were presented by the MMC for Health, (Mkhondo Local Municipality), Cllr. V. D. Nkosi.
Piet Retief Hospital recorded the highest number of births in the Gert Sibande District during Christmas and New Year. On Christmas day, 25 December 2015, eight were born in the Piet Retief hospital, six little girls and two little boys. The hospital recorded nine births (five male and four female) on New Year’s Day, 1 January 2016.In his short speech to the mothers of the newborn babies, Cllr. Nkosi said that parents should look after them. He said that they are future leaders, so mothers need to make sure they raise them very well so that they can grow up to become good citizens. Congratulations to all the parents of these special children.