Groggers donate clothing stock

2017-08-17 06:06
Pricks Mvulane, tavern owner Nompumelelo Majikela and Mongezi Mathebe with the clothes they have donated to the Ekuphumleni Old Age home in Gugulethu.

Pricks Mvulane, tavern owner Nompumelelo Majikela and Mongezi Mathebe with the clothes they have donated to the Ekuphumleni Old Age home in Gugulethu.

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Imbibers have done it again. Nope they haven’t started a brawl that exploded onto the streets, but they have once again given back to the community.

A group of men who spend time at Xola’s Place, a pub in Gugulethu, have collected clothing items to donate to the local old age home, Ekuphumleni.

According to Pricks Mvuyane the group has been doing this for the past four years, collecting and donating to old age homes and orphanages.

“We started this as a way of improving the lives of the less fortunate and those who are neglected. We know that when people are at old age homes they are neglected and every year around July we would collect these clothes and give them away,” he said.

He also told City Vision that they have gone on to form an NPO where they focus on community development and host sporting activities for youngsters.

“Our aim is to show the world that our lives don’t just end at the tavern. We like to say that we don’t just look at the glass but we look through the glass.

Our organisation is called Peace for Africa and was established two years ago because sometimes when we go to look for funding for our projects, people would comment that we are not even a formal organisation,” he said.

Mvulane said that they took less than a month to collect the clothes from shebeen patrons but the community as well.

“There are so many people that are involved in this because we approached everyone in the surrounding area.

I also want to note that these aren’t old clothes but rather clothes people no longer wear,” he said.

He said that they will continue with the community development work.

Nandi Dlamini, acting manager for Ekuphumleni, said that they were grateful for the donation and appreciated when organisation chose their facility for their projects.

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