Seniors visit parliament

2018-05-08 06:01
Seniors from Gatesville enjoyed their visit to parliament on Tuesday morning.

Seniors from Gatesville enjoyed their visit to parliament on Tuesday morning.

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Members of the Gatesville Seniors’ Club were treated to an exciting visit to parliament to meet a minister or two, on Tuesday morning.

The trip was organised by the Gatesville Neighbourhood Watch (GNW) with the aim of educating the elderly residents on how government operates.

“The seniors had an exciting educational tour with a very beautiful, polite and helpful tour guide on the day.

“They had a fabulous time learning about politics, about the old parliamentary offices to the present offices, and even had the privilege of meeting Minister Gwede Mantashe,” says Fowzia Veerasamy, chairperson of the GNW.

“The tour was wheelchair friendly and the group loved every moment of it. They were even given the privilege to sit in while parliamentary discussions were in progress among ministers, in one of the chambers.”

The visit to the national house was a first for many of the senior citizens.

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