Story by: Motsieng Mooketsi
Jouberton: Jenny Senatle and Devine Mokwepa’s partnership to unite the community resulted in the unity of three former mayors of The City of Matlosana, The purpose of the event was to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day by donating food and clothes for the needy.
Mr Tshidiso Ramphele was the MC at the event, and he made his own inputs about what has been happening in the province. “Why is it that, it looks like there is an agenda against the Dr Kenneth Kaunda Region? right now we have our artists who are going to perform for us but they are a reminder that we don’t have facilities like Mmabana to groom them and therefore the youth is faced with a challenge of getting exposure because of lack of resources”
For the past few months North West Province was marred by violent protests, controversy and a shift in the political landscape of the province, which saw Supra Mahumapelo being axed as the premier and replaced by Job Mokgoro.
As the 2019 National Elections is fast approaching and the re-aligniment of the politics of the province are inevitably going to interestingly change and already names are being proposed.
China Dodovu, Michael Kagiso Khauoe and Ofentse Mogale sat together with the leadership of ward 9 in what has been called a historic moment for the city and its political discourse in recent times.
Ofentse Mogale spoke about Nelson Mandela’s incarceration which was brought by his fight for the people of South Africa against injustice and unfair treatment, touching on the land issue Mogale said! Land must be given to the people and all this corruption of people selling stands for R200, R300 and so on, must be dealt with.
“During the week i have received several calls from people asking me if i’m going to be part of the event which has Mogale and Dodovu on it, and i said yes! I’m going to be part of that event and i asked them. What is wrong with me going to an event where i will be sharing the stage with former mayors? what is wrong with me being part of an event that honours Nelson Mandela? What is wrong in uniting and building this organisation together as former mayors?” Michael Kagiso Khauoe said! The ANC would loose the elections if they just sat and watch without doing anything.
The last speaker China Dodovu expressed his gratitude towards the people of Matlosana for giving them an opportunity to address them once more, at a special occasion to celebrate and commemorate Nelson Mandela. “It is important for me to take this opportunity that i have been granted to teach our young people about who Nelson Mandela is and what he has done for us the people of South Africa”
Dodovu went in depth into the history of Mandela, his background, education, jail sentence and family. He further reiterated that no one in today’s political activism can sacrifice for the people of South Africa like Madiba did.
“We as the current leaders of the ANC, we have lost the plot and no longer follow in the footsteps of Mandela“. His audible voice spoke with vigor when he said! Leaders of today have become arrogant, reckless, careless and disloyal to the course that Nelson Mandela had set out to be followed.
Dinonyana Cultural Group, Dj Mokwepa, Snowee, Spesh, Biko, Inspector, Dikwena Cultural Group and many others performed at the event.