RISE Mzansi wishes its new leader, Vuyiswa Ramokgopa, well as the MEC for Rural Development and Agriculture

Remarks by
Songezo Zibi
July 3, 2024

RISE Mzansi is both humbled and proud that National Chairperson, Vuyiswa Ramokgopa MPL, has been appointed as a Gauteng Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Rural Development and Agriculture.

This is a significant moment for the 16-million people of Gauteng who now have a new leader who will work in the Executive arm of the province to advance the fight to ending hunger, ensuring access to sufficient food and reforming food systems among other important issues, as we committed to do during our work in and with communities over the last 18-months.

RISE Mzansi would like to thank Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi and the people of the province for this opportunity to serve as part of the Provincial Government of Unity (PGU).

RISE Mzansi’s public representatives at both National and Provincial spheres of government will be, among other things, accessible, accountable, and busy, and serve all communities not just those who voted for us.

The working of building a safe, prosperous, equal and united Gauteng and South Africa has been given a boost.