Mthonjaneni Local Municipality

Mthonjaneni Local Municipality
—  Local municipality  —
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Country South Africa
Province KwaZulu-Natal
District uThungulu District
Seat Melmoth
 - Total 1,001.6 km2 (386.7 sq mi)
Population (2007)[1]
 - Total 47,010
 - Density 46.9/km2 (121.6/sq mi)
 - Households 10,671
Racial makeup[2] (2007)
 - Black African 98.08%
 - White 1.79%
 - Coloured 0.12%
 - Indian or Asian 0.01%
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Municipal code KZN285

Mthonjaneni is an administrative area in the uThungulu District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Mthonjaneni is an isiZulu name meaning "a spring of water". There is a spring found in the vicinity of the municipality where King Dingaan used to send his maidens to collect water for him.[3]

Nkandla is the home town of the current President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma.


Coordinates: 28°34′48″S 31°22′48″E / 28.58°S 31.38°E / -28.58; 31.38

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