Pics – What politicians got up to on Mandela Day

2017-07-18 20:11

Each year on the birthday of struggle icon Nelson Mandela, South Africans dedicate 67 minutes of their time to honour his legacy, helping those in need.

Politicians also came out in support in their overalls to get their hands dirty.

Here’s what they got up to:

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa officially opened the Ramadimetja Sophia Mogotlane Early Childhood Development Centre in the Mookgophong community in Limpopo.

Ramaphosa also planted a food garden, which will “improve the health and well-being of children through access to adequate nutrition and health services”.

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane and his wife Natalie, along with DA members, did their bit at the Tumelo Home for the Mentally Handicapped in Ivory Park, Johannesburg, where they spent 67 minutes assisting with renovation projects.

State Security Minister David Mahlobo put up a fence at the house of an elderly woman in Lotus Gardens, Pretoria.

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini was at Walter Sisulu Kliptown Square in Soweto to distribute sanitary pads to young women.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Human Settlements MEC Paul Mashatile visited Drieziek in Orange Farm.

ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize visited the Khayalihle Crèche in KwaZulu-Natal.

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula did his service at the Sunnyside Police Station.

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte led a clean-up campaign in Kwazulu-Natal.

Minister in the Presidency for Women Susan Shabangu led a campaign against hunger.

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane spent her minutes volunteering at the Moepathutse Orphanage in Stinkwater, Pretoria.

Here is a reminder of the importance of Mandela Day posted by the government on their Twitter account.

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