Municipal Demarcation Board Code: KZ213
Location of Head Office:
Umzumbe is 21 km north-east of Port Shepstone
Municipal Area (km2): 1 258.63
Contributes to: Ugu District Municipality
Towns within the municipal boundaries: Friedenau, KwaDweshula, St Faith’s, Umzumbe.
Municipal Manager: Ms Nokuthula Mgijima
Mayor: Cllr Thembinkosi Gumede
Dep.Mayor:Cllr Nosipho Mweshe
Speaker: Cllr Sizwe Ngcobo
P.O. Box 561
Kwa Hlongwa Community Hall
Tel Number: +27 (39) 9720005
Fax Number: +27 (39) 9720099
Umzumbe is an isiZulu name. This is a combination of a noun “umuzi” meaning “homestead” with the enumerative pronoun “mumbe”. The municipality is named after a river which runs through the area and is the main source of water for most of the inhabitants of the area. Legend has it that there was a certain homestead in the area that belonged to cannibals.