Team of Choice help out Siyaphilisa Home at Imbali on Madiba Day United - beyond the goalposts

2016-07-27 06:00
                                   PHOTO: lunga biyela Maritzburg United players handed over food to the Siyaphilisa Home Based Care Centre at Imbali on Nelson Mandela Day recently.

PHOTO: lunga biyela Maritzburg United players handed over food to the Siyaphilisa Home Based Care Centre at Imbali on Nelson Mandela Day recently.

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MARITZBURG United did their bit for Nelson Mandela Day recently when five senior players visited Siyaphilisa­ Home Based Care Centre­ at Imbali to hand over food to the home for the elderly.

The players included captain Kurt Lentjies, Philani Zulu, Evans Rusike, and new signings, Bevan Fransman and Bryce Moon, who interacted with the patients and residents of the centre, run by former uMgungundlovu District Municipality deputy mayor, Tu Zondi.

After receiving food from the players Zondi said she was grateful to the club, and the late former president Nelson Mandela, for the help they were getting.

“We are very thankful because we do not get any support, or receive­ any funds to look after the elderly, we have to survive on donations.

“Everything we have has been donated to us,” she said.

She opened the centre when she was a ward councillor in 2000, and her aim was to help the elderly and the terminally ill.

“When I first started the centre, we had many HIV-positive patients­, but as time went on, we began accepting those who were terminally ill, and those who had suffered a stroke. We also accepted those who did not have anyone to help them at home, so we help them and do everything for them,” she added.

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