Members of ward 10 Lenare Moerane branch celebrated Nelson Mandela’s legacy by embarking on a clean-up initiative as part of their Mandela Day programme.
The members made their first stop at the Mzwabantu Hospice where they donated bags full of clothing items to the elderly. Branch secretary Tsepo Moerane indicated that the programme was to also introduce Anele Hala, who is standing as a candidate for the vacant ward 10 councillor post. This follows after former DA councillor Chris de Wet issued his resignation from the position earlier this year.
Moerane added that it was imperative for the members to play their part in taking care of the environment.
“It is evident that the area is not clean and it is very important that we take the initiative in cleaning our residential areas. We have a team of students who will be joining us when we visit affected areas in ward 10. The main purpose is to remember Mandela and to do what is good for our people.”
Moerane said they would hold community meetings in the ward to introduce Hala and communicate the by-election processes. “We do not want to take this for granted because very soon people will be registering for special votes. We want to make sure that people are aware of these processes. Later, we will embark on door-to-door campaigns when MECs and other officials will take part in every campaign leading towards the by-elections on August 7,” he said.