Cele vows to ‘sex up’ agriculture

2014-06-17 00:00

HE’S bringing sexy back — to agriculture. This is the commitment deputy minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bheki Cele yesterday made when he spoke at the handing over of a kwaMashu school renovated by high-powered Durban business couple S’bu and Shauwn Mpisane.

Sticking out his chest, Cele said agriculture was the only industry that was growing, unlike some sectors such as mining which were dwindling.

Cele said his department would come up with a programme to make agriculture “sexy” to young people.

He also said the renovation of the school by the Mpisanes was a social responsibility programme that was not normally done by black businesspeople.

Referring to a book entitled Who will cry when you die by Robin Sharma, the former police commissioner implored those present to work hard for people so that they too can be remembered one day.

Also speaking at the event, Education MEC Peggy Nkonyeni said the Mpisanes were following on the ANC’s election campaign slogan to take South Africa forward.

In a show of support to the sometimes controversial couple, Nkonyeni said, “The community of kwaMashu and KwaZulu-Natal will defend you from whatever enemies that will attack you.

“Maybe people did not understand who you are. You are not the greedy couple that likes to show off.”

— Witness Reporter.

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