KTC gogos and madalas pampered in memory of Madiba

2016-07-14 06:00
 Deputy minister of communication Stella Ndabeni Abrahams speaks to attendants.  PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

Deputy minister of communication Stella Ndabeni Abrahams speaks to attendants. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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More than 150 elderly citizens in KTC were treated to a day of pampering by the national deputy minister of communications on Wednesday.

This was the realisation of a promised made by the Minister Stella Ndabeni Abrahams earlier in that year that she will come back to the community.

In February the young minister promised the elderly in the area that her department would come again following a very fruitful initial meeting with the elders.

She was in the neighbourhood to initiate a learnership project where about 40 local youngsters are being taught online video editing.

“We are here as part of our commemoration of Mandela Mandela month.

“We are here to pamper you and make sure that you treated well and to show you that we have not forgotten you,” she told the attendants.

She said that the event and its activities which included the bathing of the feet of the elderly, refreshments and activity based competitions were to show appreciation for their support of government.

The elderly were also given advice on how to handle problems they faced with the South African Social Security Agency and how to look out for scammers.

Sassa has recently been rocked by news of a criminal syndicate the allegedly defrauded millions from pensioners through unlawful deductions.

“We want to also urge the youth to take care of the elderly because if it was not for our elderly who fought in the struggle we wouldn’t have the opportunities we have today,” she added.

ANC member of parliament and constituency head Mandisa Matshoba also thanked the elderly for the support.

KTC grandmother Nofamily Ndzishe said that they were very happy to be pampered. “It feels good to have much washed and moisturised and I just can’t wait for the gifts that will followed,” said Ndzishe.

Ndabeni Abrahams said that she hoped that the day would encourage others and showed them what kind of an impact positive effect can have on others.

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