Vivian Reddy with Olwethu Nxumalo the 15 yr old mural artist from KwaDukuza and art curator Nonka Mbonambi at Groutville.

Covid-19 awareness murals painted across KZN

CAPE TOWN- A Durban community trust and artists from across the Ilembe region on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast have teamed up to paint Covid-19 awareness murals that present important safety messages.

Sibaya Community Trust founder and chairman Vivian Reddy said that 7 murals have been painted by local artists in areas including Groutville, Thembeni, Ntshawini, Shayamoya, Thethe, Shakaville and KwaDukuza Central.

“We really felt that more needed to be done in the region and its surrounds and therefore commissioned these murals in the hope that it would pass on important Covid-19 prevention messages to the community,” said Reddy.

The murals are the work of acclaimed local art curator and visual artist, Nonka Mbonambi who depicts large and bold messages in the fight against Covid-19.

Reddy said, “We are therefore confident that they will bring about a better understanding of what needs to be done to stay safe,”.

The seven murals cost the trust around R40 000 and had been placed in the Ilembe region because it is one of the main Covid-19 hotspots in the country.

The trust has also supplied food hampers and 300 000 masks valued at R4,5 million to the KZN Government for distribution to hospitals and high risks areas to assist in their bid to combat the spread of the virus.

Vivian Reddy with Olwethu Nxumalo the 15 yr old mural artist from KwaDukuza and art curator Nonka Mbonambi at Groutville.

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