Baisikopo Makamu takes on the big shoes of the late Mashamba

ANC Deputy Secretary General, Baisikopo Makamu has been appointed as MEC for Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Photo supplied. 

By Angie Nkuna

Polokwane- Due to the recent passing on of the Member of the Executive Council responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development, Manana Joyce Mashamba and the resignation of Sport, Arts and Culture MEC, Onica Moloi, two vacancies were created in the Limpopo Executive Council.

Limpopo Premier, Stanley Chuppu Mathabatha has therefore decided to appoint Baisikopo Makamu ANC Deputy Secretary General who will be responsible for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Thandi Moraka ANCYL Deputy Secretary General who will be responsible for the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture with immediate effect.

“The Premier wishes to again thank posthumously Cde Manana Joyce Mashamba for giving herself time to serve the people of Limpopo and of South Africa in various portfolios, especially in her home Province of Limpopo.

“She won’t be forgotten, and when the history of Limpopo government is written, her name shall be there. He also wishes to thank Cde Onicca Moloi who was one of the youthful leaders in the Executive Council. She was energetic and executed her duties with great aplomb.

“The Premier also wishes to welcome the new incumbents”, said Mathabatha’s spokesperson Kenny Mathivha.

“They are joining a well-oiled team that is serving the people of Limpopo with dedication.

“I believe they will live up to the commitment of their oath of office, and know that one of the pillars of this administration is fighting against corruption with all that we have”, said Mathabatha.