Monwabisi Myeki – Founder
Motive behind Mzontsundu FM
Iam originally from EChibini Location under the town of Mount Frere. I wanted to provide accessible radio station more especially to our youth because most of the time even if they want to study media they became resistant because they are limited or they have less access to it as they are far from our villages. I wanted to inform our society and provide excessive quality of news, sport and everything they need to know. I want to showcase our village work and expose them to the bigger picture and in that way they can be known and uplift our society.
The station was supposed to established last year – 2019 but due to insufficient resources it drag for a while. Mzontsundu Community Radio Station is situated in a small village called Chibini Location under Ntabankulu Municipality under the Alfred Nzo District Municipality according to government demarcation in the Eastern Cape. Chibini village is surrounded by by many villages that are under uMzimvubu Municipality, uMhlontlo Municipality and Ntabankulu Municipality. Majority of the residents around are mine workers while others are former mine workers who now survive through social grant and informal farming. The community around contributes immensely to the high rate of unemployment of South Africa. Mzontsundu FM will try to meet halfway our government by providing information to young people. As the young people came together to establish the radio station that will assist not only young but also share other important information to elderly people.