PREMIER CELEBRATES 60TH BIRTHDAY WITH CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY
Premier of Limpopo Stanley Chupu Mathabatha and the First Lady celebrated his 60th birthday with the children of Pietersburg Hospital’s Oncology Ward accompanied by MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba, Health HOD Dr Ntsie Kgaphole, Hospital Board Chairperson Mr Selepe, Hospital management represented by Dr Maweya and Acting Mayor of Capricorn District Municipality Cllr Calvin Masoga.
The special children received gifts from Premier Mathabatha and the First Lady of Limpopo Maggie Mathabatha. The Oncology Ward children led by MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba also the Programme Director, hosted the Premier and the First Lady during his 60th Birthday celebration. MEC Dr Ramathuba thanked the Premier and the First Lady for choosing to celebrate his 60th birthday with the children in the Oncology Ward and said it was an honour to get such an opportunity.
Premier Chupu Mathabatha addressed the children shortly after he jointly with the First Lady gave them gifts where he told them that their pain is only temporary but their success is permanent. “I’m not here to visit and celebrate my birthday with patients but to visit children who are on a journey towards their 60th birthdays and beyond,” said the Premier Mathabatha 60th birthday celebration at held at Pietersburg Hospital.
Premier Mathabatha and the First Lady of the Province Mrs Mathabatha accompanied by MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba, MEC for Treasury Rob Tooley and other government officials took the celebrations to the elderly at Sekutupu Old Age Centre in the Lepelle-Nkumpi Municipality. Premier Mathabatha was given a warm welcome to League of people with wisdom, the Elderly. It was an honour for the Premier to celebrate his 60th birthday in the company of Soul Shoko who is 105 years old.