JOHANNESBURG – Zion Christian Church Bishop Barnabas Lekganyane has on Tuesday officially opened the newly refurbished Marobathota High School and Evelyn Lekganyane Clinic in Boyne outside Polokwane.
According to the church the school has been upgraded to include a computer lab, biology lab and a hostel amongst others.
Lekganyane was accompanied by President Cyril Ramaphosa who said: “It is a great honour to be present at this important handover of the refurbished and extended facilities of the Marobathota High School and Evelyn Lekganyane Clinic”, said Ramaphosa.
“We are celebrating the vision and the commitment of Bishop Lekganyane and the entire Zion Christian Church to the development of the youth and the well-being of the people of this area”.
Ramaphosa further said that this is a clear and irrefutable statement that the Church is concerned not only with matters of the soul, but also with relieving the burden of poverty and empowering all people to realise their potential.
The ceremony was graced by various dignitaries including Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, Health Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Limpopo Premier Stan Mathabatha, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi, businessman Patrice Motsepe, as well as religious and traditional leaders among others.
Ramaphosa says the learners should use this opportunity to their advantage to get a 100% matric pass rate, further urging parents to support their children’s education.
On the opening of Evelyn Lekganyane Clinic Ramaphosa said: “the clinic has made a vital contribution to the health and well-being of the community”.
“We are certain that the extension to the clinic will contribute to the provision of even better services, more effectively and more efficiently”, said Ramaphosa.