ActionSA Welcomes Kgosi Kwena Mangope as Provincial Chairperson for North West

ActionSA is pleased to welcome, as our newly-appointed Provincial Chairperson in the North West Province, the leader of the Bahurutshe Boo-Manyana Community, Kgosi Kwena Darius Mangope.

Kgosi Mangope, son of late Bophuthatshwana leader Kgosi Lucas Manyane Mangope, is a retired Brigadier General whose military career spans 40 years. He first enlisted in the Bophuthatswana Defence Force in 1981, working his way up until achieving the rank of Colonel by 1994. After 1994, he joined the newly-established SANDF and worked his way up until he was appointed Director of Corporate Communications – a role he kept until retirement.

I am pleased that we have been able to attract someone of the calibre of Kgosi Mangope, a man who shares our passion for human development, the restoration of South African’s glory and pride, someone who is particularly determined to help bring about the improvement of lives of all people, focusing specific attention to those living in rural areas.

The North West Province remains one of our most impoverished provinces, yet it sits atop one of the largest deposits of precious metal and mineral wealth in the world. The people of the province have been subjected to years of underdevelopment whilst government and political overlords fight daily for who gets to loot its limited resources. They have turned it into a forgotten backwater village province for their narrow enrichment.

The appointment of Kgosi Mangope could not have come at a more opportune time, following ActionSA’s groundbreaking contribution in the removal from power of the ANC in the 6 municipalities we contested in these last elections. Shortly after one year of ActionSA’s establishment, we are now in government, with 8 Members of the Mayoral Committees in the Gauteng Metros, and Oversight Chairpersons to be elected in a few weeks’ time.

I am on record saying that our 2024 project is going full steam ahead and that our intention is to appoint Provincial Chairpersons in the six remaining provinces by the end of March 2022. We are on track and, with this appointment now having been made, we remain with five still to be finalised.

The importance of finalising these appointments cannot be overstated as voters across our country are desperately searching for ethical leadership, that can tackle our world-beating inequality, unemployment, and crime.

The people of the North West are no different, but I am certain that they will now be able to look at ActionSA, under Kgosi Mangope, as the alternative that they have been waiting for. I am satisfied with his ability to help lead the restoration of that province back to its former glory.

After years of neglect and looting, the North West has become a shadow of its former self, with much of its infrastructure having gone into a state of disrepair. Its public facilities are stuck in the 1900’s, and its community development facilities such as its stadiums are being stripped in broad daylight, just like much of our rail network across the country.

As our 2024 project goes into a higher gear we will be paying specific attention to provinces such as the North West, with a view to ensuring that its dormant industrial capacity is reinvigorated. We intend to ensure that abandoned industrial areas such as Babalegi, Ga-Rankuwa, Mogwase, Qwa-Qwa, Ekandustria, and many other areas closed down by COSATU over the last 27 years, are brought back to productive life so we can defeat this runaway unemployment and ensure that the people of these provinces have the dignity of gainful employment.

I and the rest of my colleagues in the leadership of ActionSA are convinced that Kgosi Mangope is the right man to lead our project in the North West and ensure that the ANC is removed from power there, too. The people in the municipalities we contested agreed with our message for 2021 and they applied the first jab to the coronavirus that is the ANC. The second jab is coming in 2024 when we will remove them in all the provinces, as well as national government level.

South Africans are indeed gatvol, but in ActionSA they have hope. They have started taking their power back and are voting into power governments led by ethical leaders, who will ensure that crime is defeated and can create a conducive environment for businesses to thrive and create much-needed jobs.

More and more exceptional leaders in South Africa are joining our ranks and, over the coming months, I will be announcing each of the Provincial Chairpersons that will be appointed to lead our campaigns in the remaining provinces. This is the time for Action.