Gauteng Legislature Nurtures the Aged

Two delegations of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) will visit Tembisa Old Age Home; and Phomolong Centre for the Aged in honour of Nelson Mandela Day tomorrow. Honourable Speaker Ntombi Mekgwe and Honourable Deputy Speaker Uhuru Moiloa will lead the delegations that will spend the morning gardening, cooking, cleaning, donating some essential amenities and giving love to the residents of the two homes in Ekurhuleni.

In recent years, GPL has commemorated Mandela Day by using the opportunity to intensify its outreach campaigns aimed at improving the quality of lives of vulnerable and less forunate citizens of Gauteng; focusing on children and women. As a responsive, relevant and caring 21st Century legislature, GPL is compassionate towards the continued struggle of equality of life for our people. This year, GPL honours the elderly whose sacrifices and hard work have contributed greatly to building a strong and resilient society.

The GPL delegations will arrive at homes on Tuesday, 18 July, from 08h00 as follows:

Delegation leaders: Speaker Ntombi Mekgwe and Deputy Chairperson of Committees Mike Madlala
Address 1: Tembisa Old Age Home, Cnr. Milky Way and sun streets, Kopanong Section, Tembisa

Delegation leaders: Deputy Speaker Uhuru Moiloa and Chairperson of Committees Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko
Address 2: Phomolong Centre for the Aged, Edward Avenue, Chloorkop Ext 51, 1619

The visits will include the donation of food items, bedding and other amenities to the elderly; as the start of a sustainable relationship with the two facilities. GPL is committed to serving the people of Gauteng, and is continuously intensifying its annual programmes throughout to reflect and meet the needs of evolving society. GPL further encourages all Gauteng residents to also do their bit in empowering those less fortunate, dedicating time and efforts beyond the 67 Minutes for Mandela campaign.

For more information or interview queries, contact: Mr Thebe Khumalo on 011 498 5948 / 072 266 1021 email: TKhumalo@gpl.gov.za OR Ms Pfano Bulasigobo on 011 498 6381 / 060 533 1982 email: PBulasigobo@gpl.gov.za