LINDIWE SISULU’S VISIT

LINDIWE SISULU’S VISIT

It is not often one can say that one began the week with an address from one of South Africa’s leading politicians, however, this week the Westerford community could boast just that.   On Monday, the 19th of June - as part of our celebrating of Youth Day and our commemoration of the 16 June 1976 Soweto uprisings - Lindiwe Sisulu, the Minister of Human Settlements, addressed the school.   Minister Sisulu is the daughter of Walter and Albertina Sisulu and has been involved in politics from a young age.   She was part of the military wing of the ANC, Umkhonto weSizwe, and has been a Member of Parliament since 1994.  

Having helped to build a school in her youth, Minister Sisulu urged us all to be proactive in uplifting our communities and to find ways to leave our mark.  Despite the brief nature of her visit, her inspirational message rang clear and encouraged us to help in uplifting both our communities and our country. 

The matric History pupils eagerly await the Minister’s return to address them next term.

 

Linah Jokazi