The Kingdom of Swaziland, which was recently declared by His Majesty King Mswati III as Kingdom of eSwatini, hosted a double celebration in the month of April 2018. The double celebration, officially named 50/50 Double Celebration, dedicated to celebrating His Majesty King Mswati III 50th birthday and 50 years of independence.
Like all other organizations in the country, Matsapha Town Council lent a hand towards the preparation of the event. As the celebration was set to take place in Manzini, Matsapha Town Council extended its assistance to the sister city municipality, Manzini Town Council. Matsapha offered road marking equipment and labour towards the Central Distributor road (Mavuso bypass) as well as the Nazarene-Ka-Khoza stretch. Labour assistance provided by Matsapha Town Council included road marking and over-growth clearing.
The gesture and commitment by the council in contributing towards making the country a 1st world status was recognised and applauded by Manzini Town Council. Manzini Town Council extended its gratitude for the support received expressing how difficult it would have been for the council to get the city into good shape to welcome the hordes of visitors during the festivities.