North West MEC for Department of Social Development, Women, Children and People with Disabilities Collen Maine’s scheduled activities of the Mandela Day will benefit 100 learners from destitute families in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati district, departmental spokesman Vuyisile Ngesi said on Tuesday.
“As part of the observance of Mandela Day MEC Maine will on Thursday handover food parcels and blankets to learners who hail from Lenganeng, Morokweng, Matsheng and Vergenoeg, Ngesi said, adding that Maine’s schedule will include his second visit to Pontsho Mogapi deceased family in Manokwane.”
Pontsho Mogapi was allegedly stabbed to death by his husband and set their house alight in June this year. He has been charged with murder and arson.
Ngesi said MEC Maine has since visited the family and promise to look for a sponsor who would ensure that the deceased’s daughter realised her educational dream.
“On Mandela day, MEC Maine will chart a way forward with regard to the future of the daughter and further clean the deceased family’s yard,” Ngesi said.
Maine will be accompanied by councillors from the municipalities in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati district.
Meanwhile the departmental officials has planned to clean and cook for Ntataise early childhood development centre in Ventersdorp as part of 67 minutes of community work dedicated to Madiba who is still hospitalised at Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital for treatment of recurring lung infection. He is turning 95, on Thursday 18 July 2013.