By Doreen Mokgolo
ActionSA president Herman Mashaba promised his supporters he would remove the R350 social grant and replace it with a universal basic income stimulus package.
He was speaking during the party’s launch of the election campaign for the 2024 local elections in Ramotse, Hammanskraal, a village where he was born and raised in.
Mashaba said social grants play an important role in supporting people and are a safety net for those who don’t have an income.
“This will be enough to raise people out of poverty to ensure that no South African goes hungry.”
He added that he will also take his fight to fix the South African education system.
“A destruction of the education system is one of the biggest crimes committed by the unpatriotic ANC government.
“It has robbed generations of children a chance of a better life, this must change from the early childhood development by expanding their funding.”
Over the years, ActionSA has established itself to be the sixth-biggest political party in the country.
Driving into the villages some of the youth residents continued with their daily chores while their friends who grew up with Mashaba took to the venue to cheer one of their own.
This is one of the many villages in Hammanskraal where 23 residents died of cholera and many had to be hospitalised after consuming water contaminated with e-coli.
Ramotse resident Thabiso Lamola said she had no interest in the promises that another politician had to share.
“They are going to promise us jobs, better education, clean water and removal of load shedding and all this will be a lie as we have read the same scripts over the years,” she said.
A pensioner who grew up playing with Mashaba, Elizabeth Mogolo said she believes that Mashaba will deliver as he has created jobs in the past while he was an entrepreneur.
Pictured above: ActionSA election campaign launch.
Image source: Doreen Mokgolo