- Panyaza Lesufi has been doing everything possible to help the vulnerable in his province
- But the MEC says that this increased focus on the needy shouldn't come to an end when the coronavirus crisis has past
- The efforts to uplift downtrodden South Africans should remain a priority when normal life resumes according to the politician
Panyaza Lesufi has been hard at work since the announcement of the coronavirus pandemic warranting a lockdown in South Africa.
With school children sent home until the coast is clear, the Gauteng Education MEC turned his attention to helping the regions most vulnerable during this uncertain time.
Ensuring the homeless are housed and citizens are provided with much-needed food parcels, Lesufi has been front and centre in these efforts to overcome.
Sharing a clip of food being distributed to the needy, Lesufi commenting that
"We must not get tired of caring for the homeless and the poor. This agenda must be accelerated beyond here."
A determined man, Lesufi is adamant that the dignity of the homeless will be restored. While it is under dire circumstances that the nation has reflected on those who struggle daily to put food on the table, there is some comfort that the country's attention has been turned to the issue.
Briefly.co.za reported that Lesufi had slammed local schools, who had refused to approve his initial plan of housing the homeless in empty hostels.
The politician had blasted the schools for snubbing the plan, commenting that:
"It’s a shame that we’ve to place fellow South Africans in tents while public assets like boarding schools are standing empty because self-centred SGBs are refusing to open up schools to accommodate our people. Is it because homeless people are half-human beings?"
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