At only 25 years of age, Annah Steenbok is much smarter than most of her peers.
Even more impressive about her is that she has recently just obtained her Private Pilot’s License (PPL)
and she is now working towards achieving her Commercial Pilots License (CPL), which will enable her
to fly aeroplanes. Steenbok’s is a terrible story. By age 12, she had lost both her parents and moved
in with her aunt.
“Eight of us were staying in a 3 bedroom house. It was not easy but we survived. Besides, I am not
one to complain,” Steenbok said on Wednesday at the Dr. Petrus Rantlai Molemela Indoor centre
where ANC Provincial chairman Comrade Ace Magashule had an interactive session with both
students and their parents.
Steenbok, after completing her matric, received a bursary from Mangaung Metropolitan
Municipality, and is currently studying in Pretoria. She decried people who are always critical of the
ANC-led government. “I do not understand why people are always critical of our government. People
are always saying the ANC has not done anything for them, yet we have hundreds of students from
poor households studying at different universities in and outside of the country. I am living proof
that this government works for the people,” Steenbok said.
Comrade Ace said the ANC was alive and well. “People are always on about 2019 elections, but I
have absolutely no fear. We need our leaders to go to their communities and remind them of
everything we have done. Our people are reasonable and they will appreciate what we have done
for them and what we are still going to do for them. ANC is alive. Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu,
Oliver Tambo and Chris Hani may be gone in physical form, but in my heart, they are very much
alive,” he said.