DA roll up their sleeves
GRAAFF-REINET — About a week ago, Liesl de la Harpe of Karoo Catch approached the Dr Beyers Naude Municipality with an offer of packs of fish sausages for Councillors to use for the benefit of community members as part of their Mandela Day programme.
Karoo Catch is an aquaculture project which breeds catfish for the food market. They have recently begun processing the fish that they produce and have a wide range of fish products that they are now able to market locally. Due to the fact that they are repackaging their fish sausages, they decided to donate the sausages still in the old packaging to needy members of the Dr Beyers Naude municipal area.
On hearing of the offer from Karoo Catch, Cllr Samantha Graham approached the DA Councillors to establish who would be interested in taking advantage of this generous offer. The response was fantastic and with the over 200kgs of fish sausages donated by Karoo Catch, many events were held by DA councillors on Mandela Day.
The two councillors in Aberdeen delivered packs of sausages and cooked some to provide hot meals to needy families.
In Nieu-bethesda, Cllr Linda Botha handed out biscuits to the children in Pienaarsig, Nieubethesda, as well as fish sausages to community members and jerseys, beanies, blankets and bed socks to the elderly.
Cllr Eldan Carolus handed out fish sausages to community members in Riemvasmaak, Cllr Glenda Mackelina, Ricardo Smith and the Ward 5 Branch handed out sausages and clothing to community members. In Umasizakhe, Cllr Samantha Graham and her activists delivered sausage packs to the clinic staff and patients, some of the CWP Teams and elderly and infirm community members. A team of activists, organised by Cllr Joy Williams, embarked on a clean-up campaign in Bree Street in Asherville, after which they handed out loaves of bread donated by Mr Bread and fish sausages from Karoo Catch. The Dr Beyers Naude Constituency Leader for the DA, Hon Vicky Knoetze MPL got down and dirty in a clean-up campaign with Cllr Danie Bezuidenhout and his team in Steyterville.
It was an extremely successful Mandela Day and no small part of that was due to the extreme generosity of
The local DA members distributedt fish sausages to community members on Mandela Day.