While many South African have been spending time at home due to the 21-day nationwide lockdown, Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi has hardly rested.
The hardworking education MEC has criss-crossed the Province in the past few days, ensuring that vulnerable school children and their families were provided with food and necessities.
South Africa has more than 9.6 million school learners who rely on the school feeding schemes, but since the lockdown which was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, most have been going to bed on empty stomachs. According to research, the meal they receive at schools normally is their main meal of the day.
Lesufi has been visiting the homeless centres in Gauteng, providing thousands of homeless people with much-needed food parcels, dignity packs and new mattresses.
“We must not get tired of caring for the homeless and the poor. This agenda must be accelerated beyond here,” said Lesufi.
“Our agenda is simple, to take care of the weak and vulnerable.”
Lesufi’s hard work did not go unnoticed.
Twitter users praised the Gauteng MEC for Education efforts, with some saying he should become the country’s next Deputy President in future.