Premier visits projects

2015-10-29 06:00
RUTH MONTWEDI  Photos:  Mlungisi Louw

RUTH MONTWEDI Photos: Mlungisi Louw

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ACE MAGASHULE, the premier of the Free State, received a hero’s welcome when he visited different projects around Mangaung on Tuesday, 20 October.

Magashule and his entourage were visiting the area to inspect changes and new developments brought about by his government through the Operation Hlasela Outreach Campaign.

The premier visited several projects such as the Batho Clinic in the Batho Location, Phelindaba Park in Rocklands, Veterans Houses in Lourierpark, the Grassland Secondary School as well as Bloemside Shopping Mall – situated between Heidedal and Bloemside.

Magashule was greeted with songs and ululation by multitudes of his supporters who shouted “Aceeeeeeeee” everywhere he went.

At Lourierpark, Magashule gave a newly-built house to Meshack Maruping (63), a senior citizen who applauded the premier for caring for poor people like himself.

“I am extremely excited and humbled. This is the best thing to have happened to me in my life.

“I have never owned a house before. Many thanks to the premier and his cabinet,” Maruping told Express.

From Lourierpark, the entourage then proceeded to the Batho Location where the house of Ruth Montwedi (76) was demo­lished. The house was built many years ago and it was on the verge of collapsing. Magashule has promised to build a new house for her soon.

“I am impressed by the work of our government. I really can’t wait to have a new house,” said Montwedi.

“My demolished house was in a terrible condition. The roof was leaking and everything inside became wet when it was raining.

“If I had the money I would have built myself another house, but I am just a pensioner. I survive on grant money and it is not enough,” she added.

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