Moruti Malatji has been elected as the new chairperson of the Capricorn District Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM). The election took place during the launch of the MRM held on 09 October 2014 at the Municipal Council Chamber. The launch was seen as a step in the right direction towards building social cohesion within communities. In his acceptance speech, he promised to uphold and live by the values of the movement and appreciated the confidence that was shown in him with the responsibility to build and maintain the values of the movement.
The Executive Mayor Cllr Gilbert Kganyago emphasized the importance of upholding the value of solidarity. “We have for years as African people cherished the value of solidarity that has carried us through the fight for freedom and beyond. We would have not made it without solidarity”, said Executive Mayor. “The success of the organization is the responsibility of every member of the community not only the leadership of the movement. MRM value systems should be embraced at all times” said Chief Whip Cllr Matome Masoga.
“We hope this organization will take forward the values of humanity and high morals and serve as a catalyst for unification of our people irrespective of their language, culture and religious believe. Your impact should be felt at all levels especially be it government, community, youth, political and private institutions,” said Executive Mayor.
The elected leadership represents various sectors in communities. The newly elected leadership members are, Chairperson Moruti Maxwell Malatji from Faith Based Organisation, Deputy Chairperson Ms Conny Mmabi representing Media, Secretary Mr Maputle Mphahlele from Community Based Organisations, Deputy Secretary Ms Reabetswe Molapo representing Youth, Treasurer Mr Tlou Gopane from Traditional Healers Practitioners. Additional members are Mr Lawrence Mathipa from Men Sector, Ms Shilela Bopape from Women Sector, Mr Charles Mamabolo from Disability Sector and Mr Lesiba Kekana representing Older Persons.
The Moral Regeneration Movement has a vision for a just, tolerant and moral society for the common good and a mission to initiate, facilitate and coordinate societal networks and programmes to generate and preserve our nation’s moral fibre.
The MRM was set up in 2002 as a broad partnership between government, civil society and business aimed at facilitating a groundwell of activism against the escalating moral decay or anti-social behavior society for the common good.
The newly elected leadership is expected to uphold the MRM values which are responsibility and accountability, honesty and integrity, equity and equality, respect and tolerance, and environmental awareness.