The President of ActionSA party Herman Mashaba together with the party leadership team started a national tour in the City of Tshwane yesterday, where they engage communities across the country.
ActionSA national spokesperson Lerato Ngobeni said the tour also gives voice to communities about pressing challenges they encounter.
“Mashaba visited Themba Magistrate Court, where Tshwane City Councillor bail application about rape charge was taking place. ActionSA saw a need to provide real leadership on gender-based violence and poor quality of public representatives, emerging from candidates selected from political parties. The party has decided to run primaries where communities can have greater say and will also represent them”, she added.
Ngobeni said from there Mashaba attended a closed meeting with the Kekana Tribal Council, before proceeding to the abandoned Babelegi Industrial Park.
“The park is a symbol of state-owned manufacturing facilities that have fallen. They run and represent opportunities to drive manufacturing growth in the country’s economy. He also visited Arnold Maleka, who is the party member. Maleka has established a disability forum within ActionSA, with the aim of representing the needs and interests of people with disabilities within communities of South Africa”, said Ngobeni.
She said the tour is on-going, as today Mashaba has visited Sokhulumi Traditional Council and Ekandustria Business Park.
“He began the tour by a closed courtesy visit to Mahlangu Royal House of AmaNdebele Ndzundza, at Sokhulumi Traditional Council. The party was introduced and requested permission to campaign for elections in that area. We highlighted the community’s government’s negligence on the area, which was once hives of economic activities before the dawn of South Africa’s democracy”, Ngobeni added.