Former resident sworn in at Parliament

2019-06-05 06:01
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FORMER Greytown resident Ashor Surupen (30) was among the new Members of Parliament that were sworn in recently.

Surupen spent one year in Greytown before his family moved to Gauteng.

Surupen joined the Democratic Alliance as the party’s researcher in 2007. He went to council in Springs as Chief whip at Ekurhuleni. From April 2011 to May 2014, he became the councillor for the Democratic Alliance of Ekurhuleni Municipality. In 2014 he was also sworn in as the Member of the Provincial Legislature at Ekurhuleni.

His mother, Rehina Sarupen, said: “We are proud because, after coming from Greytown, we feel an attachment for this area and he did the community proud.

“I feel my [heart] is still in Greytown.

“Coming from this small town, [I am happy] something good has come out of it. His grandfather used to teach him about politics when he was young.”

His great grandparents were Mr R (James) and Mrs S Ramsamju — pioneers of Greytown.

“Dream the dream that no one can take away from you. Although Ashor came out of a divorced home, he dreamt big and made it become a reality. He was sworn in as Member of Parliament in May at the age of 30 after being an MPL and a councillor.

“He was accepted into Wits University, where he first studied Palaeontology and thereafter attained an Honours Degree and then an MBA.

“He serves as a great example to learners that, with a positive attitude and initiative, all your dreams and goals can be attained, resulting in a formidable career,” the proud mother said.


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