Foreign Nationals Spazas offer Parcels to Residents

A total of 180 food parcels consisting of Maize meal, sugar, cooking oil, tea and tinned items were handed over to disadvantaged residents of Braamfischerville by Pakistani shop owners, on Saturday 23 May. The parcels were donated to people with disabilities and pensioners to help bring relief in communities during this difficult lockdown period.

Pakistani shop owner’s representative, Zeleke Maskelo, said the ramifications of lockdown in communities continue to affect needy residents almost everyday, hence they’ve decided to intervene. “After seeing the hardships of people here, we then decided to give a hand. We have conducted the distribution in Dobsonville and other parts of Soweto before coming here”. Added Maskelo.

When asked about his views on the rampage and looting of foreign owned shops, Maskelo said, “We have been getting more support from people of this country and I wish we can one day unite, and lastly we will continue supporting people of this beautiful country.” One of the beneficiaries Shiela Zulu, said she was grateful to Pakistani for bringing relief to her family. “Please let us support the good work done by these businessmen, seeing that they extended their compassionate hand, and now my family will have something to eat.” Added Zulu. Another recipient, Lawrence Lumba, was grateful to ward committee members by having him selected as one of the beneficiaries.

Thapelo Magola Soweto Sunrise News.

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