A former member of the African National congress (ANC) Nomakhephu Mosebetsane, has grabbed the position of an EFF Councillor in Matatiele local municipality.
She was elected together with two other proportional representation Councillors in the just concluded municipal elections.
Mosebetsane flung herself into the EFF’s court after she deserted the ANC for a number of reasons including the tragic death of her brother, Thabiso, who miserably died with other Lonmin mineworkers in Marikana massacre on August 16, 2012.
Until the time of her election, she was an employee in a company that oversees Eskom substations in Matatiele.
New EFF Councillor Promises To Give The Community A Face-lift
Reacting, the newly elected EFF Councillor expressed happiness for the opportunity given to her to serve her community. She also promised to facilitate and foster development, especially in the provision of water and maintenance of good roads.
The EFF gradually won people’s heart in the mining communities in North West. The party slid off opposition in Rustenburg, where it won 24 seats in the local council.
Marikana, a town in Rustenburg has been a home and strong foothold of the EFF and its leader Julius Malema; who often receive warm welcomes during visits.
The town became politically significant after police gunned down striking miners in the area in what has become known as the Marikana massacre.
Following the massacre, many people’s perceptions are that the area became a Zuma and ANC no-go area after the president failed to address the aggrieved miners.
In the run-up to the local government elections, Zuma’s campaign ship steered clear of the site where the mine workers were gunned down by police in 2012.
Arrangements for his door-to-door campaign in Wonderkop, Marikana, remained unchanged until Zuma dramatically called off the visit; opting to move his campaign ship to Maboloka in Madibeng – which is part of the Bojanala region.