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Motsoeneng turns lemon into lemonade

By Libuseng Nyaka

QWAQWA – In a classic case of turning lemon into lemonade, African Content Movement (ACM) president Hlaudi Motsoeneng who is often mocked by detractors for not having a matric, uses the same criticism to garner votes for the coming May 29 general election.

“I have no matric, but I will try to speak English because I want to make sure everyone hears what I am saying. People of Maluti-a-Phofung: do not make a mistake by voting for someone you do not know, who is just a passerby. Ramaphosa is just a passerby.”

Addressing supporters in his hometown Phuthaditjhaba on Saturday, Motsoeneng said he is going to ensure that even those who are uneducated get jobs. He said he has a strategy on how to create jobs in the tourist attraction area of Maluti-a-Phofung.

“We must make sure when our children graduate they have work, we must create jobs not for the youth only, but for everyone who is in the working age.
“As ACM we will not employ people according to their age. We are not going to create jobs for only those who are educated.”

Revealing how he is going to create jobs, Motsoeneng promised to revive tourism in Maluti-a-Phofung.

“Maluti-a-Phofung is known to be a tourist destination area but because of poor roads, lack of electricity and water, tourism is dead in this area. Investors will not come to Maluti-a-Phofung because of these challenges. I am the person that you need to turn around situation here. When we fix this country we will not discriminate against colour, age or political affiliation. We will give every South African living in Maluti-a-Phofung the job.

ACM president Hlaudi Motsoeneng addressing supporters at Phuthaditjhaba stadium.

I am going to target a 90 percent employment rate and ensure that everyone works in his ward in the factories that will have been established.”

Appealing to the workers of South Africa to vote for him, Motsoeneng referred to his record while he was working as the Chief Operating Officer of SABC.

“If you have children how can you use R5000 to support children? I will pay you well: I want to appeal to the workers of South Africa: there is only one person who can improve your conditions, no doubt about it. The workers know when I was in charge, my heart was with them.”