Despair turns into hope

2016-08-24 06:00
THE bereaved Angelina Mokhetso and her three children received donations. From the left are David September, Mokhetso and Ralegae “Coostah” Kitsa, who donated uniforms and shoes. Photo: Teboho Setena

THE bereaved Angelina Mokhetso and her three children received donations. From the left are David September, Mokhetso and Ralegae “Coostah” Kitsa, who donated uniforms and shoes. Photo: Teboho Setena

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THE despair of the family of four Z a mother and three children Z has been turned into hope as members of the public opened their hands and donated essential items.

Relief aid came in the form of donations to rebuild their lives and to have a funeral for the deceased father, Mamase Simon Klaas (58).

The family’s despair followed a tragic fire which destroyed their single-room shack in the Kgotso Location in Bloemfontein on 9 August. All their possessions were burned into ashes in the fire that killed Klaas.

Assistance has come through the donation of a shack and a coffin from the Mangaung Metro and from good Samaritans such as Ralegae “Coostah” Kitsa, who brought brand-new uniforms and shoes for the three children of the grief-stricken Angelina Mokhetso.

“I want to encourage a spirit of goodwill and humanity, which I hope will become a culture and a tradition, to help one another in despair. Helping one another should be a lesson for our children. It does not have to be something expensive. Putting our hands together to help the affected and less fortunate goes a long way,” said Kitsa.

David September, coordinator of a volunteer group, said more donations were streaming in to help the affected family to rebuild their life and towards the funeral costs of the deceased.

The funeral will take place on Saturday (27/08).

Mokhetso and her deceased partner had been surviving on state social grants to provide for themselves and their three children Z two daughters aged 18 and 16 and a son aged 11.

September said they would accept any donation, be it dishes, clothes and furniture, towards helping the family.

Those willing to donate can contact September on 063-598-2557.

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