RISE Mzansi party visited Soshanguve as part of its national tour to commemorate Heritage Day.
The purpose of this was also to engage with the community of Soshanguve as part of preparations for a people’s manifesto that would speak to the needs of the South African people.
Youth from Soshanguve attended the commemoration, filled with entertainment and celebrating their culture and their diversity as a nation belonging to all.
Rize Mzani’s National Field Manager Sithembile Mlangeni said they chose Soshanguve because they wanted to celebrate heritage with the community and supporters.
As part of Heritage Day, Mlangeni also added that a person has to remember their roots and their culture in order to celebrate it.
As part of the celebration, traditional dancers from local communities performed dances with songs and praises that honoured the diverse cultures that make up the population of this country and the cultures that make it up.
According to Brenda Kubeka, Rise Mzansi team leader in ward 95, Rise Mzansi is open to people of all colours and does not discriminate against anyone.
Moreover, Kubeka pointed out that all preparations are being made in order to celebrate Heritage Day on an annual basis in all provinces.
The Rise Mzansi team believes that every person has the power to do their part to help build stronger and more connected communities for the benefit of all.
“It is an essential component of identity and continuity within all communities that the living heritage is a foundational element,” added Kubeka.
Dimakatso Lebelo a resident of Soshanguve believes that Heritage is celebrating different cultures and experiencing indigenous foods.
Youth in Soshanguve have learned the value of legacy, which is why they came in large numbers, according to Thabo Baloyi Field Organizer Rise Mzansi in Ward 34.
According to Rise Mzansi, South Africans have the worst rate of inequality in the world, largely as a result of structural injustices that have gone unaddressed and an excessive number of individuals who have no income at all. That will soon alter as they aim to win the national elections in 2024.