May donates to victims’ families

2013-10-01 00:00

WHILE support for Pinetown truck driver Sanele May continues to grow, he wants to spread the goodwill he has received to the families of the victims of the horrific accident.

May, who is currently in custody awaiting his bail application on October 8, has been the recipient of many donations, including secondhand and new clothing.

Now May wants to pass on some of the excess clothing to the victims’ families. May’s support group on Facebook — the Sanele May Support Group (SMSG) — has also launched its “wear a white ribbon to support Sanele May” campaign and is urging members of the public to wear a white ribbon to show support for May when he appears in court for bail.

Peache Piche, who runs the Facebook page, posted that she had visited May at the police holding cells over the weekend.

“I handed him [donated] reading material along with clothing and, thanks to the very generous donations, Sanele has officially declared that he has enough clothing and is blown away that people did not only supply good quality, second-hand clothing, but also supplied brand new packs of underwear, socks, pants and shirts. With your permission, he would like to hand all the excess clothing over to be included in the parcels going to the victims’ families,” said Piche’s post.

She offered to deliver the excess clothing to the groups making parcels for the victims’ families.

May, who was also donated a mattress to sleep on in the holding cells, turned down the offer, saying he did not want preferential treatment.

In addition, Piche has asked supporters to render assistance to May’s brother Trevor, who is now also in South Africa.

“Sanele came to SA to drive trucks so that he could assist his brother Trevor with tuition fees, as Trevor really wants to study nursing. We now have precious Trevor with us in KZN and, well, we know Sanele isn’t able to assist at the moment, so is there anyone that can advise us on the best way to go for Trevor to make his dream of getting an education come true? He has experience as a scanning clerk at Shoprite in Swaziland and is prepared to work to pay for his studies,” said Piche.

The group, which has already amassed 9 782 members, serves as a forum for May’s well-wishers, fellow truck drivers and critics.

May was arrested after the truck he was driving slammed into several vehicles at the bottom of Field’s Hill, killing 23 people, on September 5.

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