Defence personnel get hands dirty

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pretoria - Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, today expressed satisfaction with a cleaning campaign conducted by defence personnel in the Thaba Tshwane area.

Addressing the military personnel who responded to the call to embark on the cleaning campaign, Sisulu said as the defence force they have a responsibility to ensure that their communities are clean.

"We have a responsibility for our environment and the people around us," she said.

She committed herself to ensuring that whole of Thaba Tshwane area would be clean at all the times. 

The cleaning campaign and all its activities focuses on among other things maintenance, general cleaning, and environmental maintenance of the area.

According to the Minister's spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mabaya, more than 1000 army personnel took part in the campaign.

"We would like to make it an annual event to encourage the soldiers to live in a clean environment," he said.

Also taking part in the cleaning campaign were defence force senior personnel. The cleaning campaign is set to continue for the rest of the week.

Also present was the Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane Kgosientso Ramokgopa who came to support the campaign. - BuaNews