Somizi's winter charity drive

By Qhama Dayile
17 June 2016

Although South Africa is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, many people are still homeless and poor.

According to statistics by STATSA, South Africa has an unemployment rate of 26.7% and many of those people are homeless.

Entertainer and father, Somizi Mhlongo has taken it upon himself to make a change and extend a helping hand to the homeless this winter.

Somizi is encouraging those more fortunate to collect warm clothing items and give them to the homeless through out this winter. “I have over 600 000 followers on social media, imagine if 600 000 people were getting warm clothes,” said Mhlongo.

Happy winter

A video posted by Somizi (@somizi) on

Here we go. Operation happy winter. Keep a stranger in need warm. A photo posted by Somizi (@somizi) on

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