By: Palesa Makanyane
A non-profit group that addresses societal issues, particularly gender inequality and extreme poverty, is battling for the rights of a black child once more. In March, Sekhukhune Times published an article about this organization in Ga-Madiseng, London section outside Burgersfort, regarding the maltreatment of patients at Dilokong Hospital. They lodged a complaint letter to the MEC of Health’s office.
Moses Makgoga, founder of WOKE said lately young people have been coming to them with some of the challenges they encounter, from lack of employment, community electricity, water and several social problems.
“The decision for the movement to contest election under the IEC portion of section 15A which allows independent movement, church, organizations or groups to contest local elections came after a short survey done by the movement on why young people are not interested in elections. The results of the survey were that most young people are not interested in voting because they say current political party do not show their interest,” said Moses.
Meanwhile, some also highlighted that politicians are not honest and only want votes so that they can loot. The movement wants to reach all young people in Fetakgomo tubatse in solidarity to vote to challenge their aspirations politically.
Furthermore, Ally Shiburi, one of the NPO team said they aim to change the narrative young people have towards politics.
“We saw that we are not represented as young people in our municipality and development is very slow so we want to register a movement that will speak for the youth and fight for them. We will contest for local municipality Feta-Kgomo Tubatse. It is high time the youth take control of their communities, political parties aside,” said Ally.
WOKE is appealing for financial assistance to help the movement achieve its course.