Former Generations actor Fana Mokoena has been given an opportunity to serve through a new position in parliament. Following a recent appointment, the actor will now represent the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the National Assembly.
The Fighters took the decision this week and confirmed it in a social media post from the party’s official Twitter account. The post shows Fana and two other members of the party in a swearing in ceremony on Tuesday. Twitter users congratulated the members on their new position, urging them to do a great job.
— EFF Official Account (@EFFSouthAfrica) August 30, 2016
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In addition, Fana Mokoena also shared pictures of the ceremony on Facebook this week. With his face lit up in a beaming smile while taking his oath. It sure looks like the TV star is happy to answer the call to serve.
Meanwhile, Fana had previously been a representative of the party in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP). However, he will now assume duties as their representative in the National Assembly.
“I will continue to attend debates and committee meetings but these will now be done as a member of the National Assembly,” Fana explained during an interview with TMG.
The award-wining actor added that he is overly “excited and honoured” by the opportunity to serve his country and looks “forward to serving”.
Fana, having built a successful career as an actor, is not letting the TV fame stop him from serving his country. He is best known for his role of Rwandan general, Augustin Bizimungu, in the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda. Some of his movies include Nongogo, World War Z, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, and a lot of others.
Hopefully, the talented actor has not abandoned the stage entirely.