Magashule gives BFN elderly blankets ahead of cold season

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Ace Magashule proving to Batho’s elderly persons that they are an important part of the community. Credit: ANC FS Caucus

Free State Premier, Ace Magashule, showed his gentler side today as he gave Sophie Serengoane, who turned 100 years old on 2 June 2017, two mink blankets and some cake.

Hosting the handover event at Mapikela House in Batho, which is iconic in the ANC’s history,  Magashule and provincial MECs such as Oupa Khoabane, Sam Mashinini and Tate Makgoe joined hands to give other elderly persons that were invited to the event mink blankets. As he

As he handed over the gifts, Magashule said he hoped they would add some warmth to their lives ahead of the cold season.

Serengoane was very pleased with the premier’s gesture and despite relying on a crutch, got up to perform a short dance for Magashule to which he responded affectionately. Serengoane also told Magashule that her home needed some fixing and Magashule said he would send someone to look into the matter.

Following this short address, Magashule, who was headed to Batho Clinic for the facility’s opening ceremony, then suggested that instead of driving to the clinic, he and his office bearers should rather walk.

Magashule said the walk would give him an opportunity to see problems the community is complaining about such as leaking pipes and uncollected rubbish.

Last year in November, the Office on the Status of Older Persons in the Premier’s Office, along with the Department of Social Services, celebrated over eight people in the Mangaung area who were 100 years or older by visiting them at their homes and adorning them with gifts.

Pulane Choane- Courant News