Mayor’s visit brings joy

2016-02-24 06:00
SIBONGILE MOTAUNG from the Geduld Farm has been appointed by the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality as the youth development officer in Kestell. Photo: Supplied

SIBONGILE MOTAUNG from the Geduld Farm has been appointed by the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality as the youth development officer in Kestell. Photo: Supplied

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KESTELL. Z Sibongile Motaung (25), who hails from the Geduld Farm outside Kestell on the N5 road to Harrismith, says the executive mayor of the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality has brought joy to her life.

She says she never thought that one day she would be working at the local municipality.

Motaung became the first young woman from the Geduld Farm to be employed by the local municipality to occupy the position of youth development officer.

“I am over the moon. I don’t know what to do, but I feel very blessed,” she says.

Motaung said it was the first time that the mayor visited their farm. They had always felt neglected.

“However, it brought lots of hope and encouragement,” she said. “I promise to serve the community with humanity and humbleness,” she promised.

The mayor, Vusi Tshabalala, believes in the energy possessed by the youth.

“I chose her so that she can serve as motivation to people coming from disadvantaged backgrounds and farms. This is to show them that everything is possible,” he says.

Tshabalala says if people could have patience and work hard, their lives could change. Z MAP Communication.

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