Activist couple donate groceries

2017-02-02 06:01
Mpucuko Nguzo, former councillor of Ward 95, Chris Wang, the former ANC Member of Parliament (MP), Manami Mitarai, all on their knees and members of Nobulungisa Senior Club during the handover of the grocery, in Kuyasa, Khayelitsha. PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

Mpucuko Nguzo, former councillor of Ward 95, Chris Wang, the former ANC Member of Parliament (MP), Manami Mitarai, all on their knees and members of Nobulungisa Senior Club during the handover of the grocery, in Kuyasa, Khayelitsha. PHOTO: Mbongiseni Maseko

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Nobulungisa Senior Club have been the recipients of the benevolence of a former member of parliament.

The club, based in Kuyasa, received grocery donations from Chris Wang and his wife Manami Mitarai on Thursday last week.

Wang is a former ANC member of parliament and an active member of the South African Communist Party.

Former Ward 95 Councillor Mpucuko Nguzo facilitated the donation.

The couple have been making donations to this community for over a decade now, according to Nguzo.

Nguzo said he was approached by members of the club for assistance.

“I was told that there is a problem here.” Nguzo said he was informed that the elderly went hungry at the centre.

“I approached Chris who has made a number of donations in the area for over 10 years.

He is a friend of mine and a former member of parliament. He believes in giving to people in order for him to receive more.

I encourage members of the ANC not to go door-to-door only for encouraging residents to join the organisation, but also to understand their living conditions,” Nguzo said.

Nguzo said he asked Wang not to buy a lot of grocery to prevent members of the centre from selling the grocery as they did last year after they were given a donation of grocery.

“I did not want him to donate a lot, because of the past experience. I do not want this grocery to be sold,” he added.

Wang said sharing what he has with the needy is something that he likes to do.

“I am glad that Nguzo gave me this opportunity to assist here. It is true that we believe in giving more to receive more. This donation is coming from my family. It is one of many more to come. I am a member of ANC and South African Communist Party (SACP). We must hold our leaders accountable on actions that they do at national and local level,” Wang said.

Zabekulunge Dwini, the chairperson of the club thanked Wang and Nguzo for the donation.

“We know that what you did for us is coming from the bottom of your heart. We are really struggling here. We do not even have running water and electricity,” Dwini said.

The club, which was burgled in 2011, has about 50 members.

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