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RISE Mzansi celebrates 1 year

The members managed to cover twenty centers in different areas this weekend, feeding the less privileged and visiting homes for the vulnerable.

SEDIBENG. –  In celebrating their first birthday, RISE Mzansi members decided to give back to the communities that they come from.

Instead of throwing elaborate parties, the members decided to have what they called their ‘Weekend of Service’.  The members managed to cover twenty centers in different areas this weekend, feeding the less privileged and visiting homes for the vulnerable.

RISE Mzansi ‘s Gauteng Provincial Convenor, Tebogo Moalusi managed and led teams that set up various soup kitchens across Gauteng. There were also teams in Sharpeville and Sebokeng where the members engaged the community neighbourhood watch patrollers and CPF members on safety and social concerns.

RISE Mzansi’s members also went to the 6th Annual Orange Farm Pride march to support their members in the queer community. They were also part of a dialogue discussion that addressed security and acceptance issues that the people in the LGBTQIA+ face. On Sunday they closed the weekend off with a cleanup campaign to bring back the life and dignity to our townships.

Songezo Zibi, RISE Mzansi National Leader, said in a statement, “On behalf of the National Leadership Collective (NLC), I want to pay a special tribute to our Organisers, Volunteers, and Supporters who wake up every day to organise and mobilise South Africans in their communities. Without them, there would be no RISE Mzansi.”

Zibi said that to mark their first birthday, they will not have an elaborate rally, “Instead, we will have a countrywide RISE Mzansi Weekend of Service, where on Saturday we will erect soup kitchens managed by Leaders, Organisers, and Volunteers. On Sunday, we will lead clean-up campaigns in communities. Here are to many more good years of transforming society through the constitutional and social democratic values of freedom, equality, integrity, solidarity, and justice. We RISE, together!”

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