Khosi fans generous despite loss

2018-11-01 06:02
Kaizer Chiefs supporters from 16 V Cluster and some community members at SST informal settlement in Town Two to donate clothes. PHOTOS: UNATHI OBOSE

Kaizer Chiefs supporters from 16 V Cluster and some community members at SST informal settlement in Town Two to donate clothes. PHOTOS: UNATHI OBOSE

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With their club’s encounter against old foes, Orlando Pirates, a mere three hours away from kick off, a group of Kaizer Chiefs supporters from 16 V Cluster showed their generosity of spirit by donating clothing and other valuable items to the victims of last week’s fire in SST Section, in Town Two.

Little would they know that their beloved team would also do the same against their arch-rivals, stumbling to a 2-1 defeat at a packed FNB Stadium.

The 16 V Cluster comprises branches from Khayelitsha, Delft and Mfuleni.

Cluster spokesperson Luyanda Mabaso said as the “Khosi family” decided to stand up after they heard about the plight of the SST community.

“As our slogan says ‘Love and Peace’, as branches we decided to collect clothes and sanitary towels to donate to the families,” he said. At least 60 refuse bag parcels of clothing were collected by the supporters. More would be distributed this weekend, they said. Mabaso said they are part of society.

He described sport as a universal language that brought people together.

“It’s not the first time we are doing this. We did the same for Masiphumelele, in Fish Hoek, when there was a similar incident three years ago ... And on Mandela Day we visit old age homes to help where possible,” he said.

Beneficiary Nandipha Dubai heaped praise on the supporters for their generosity. the items will go a long way, she added.

“I only managed to take out my two burner stove(in the fire). All my other belongings perished in the fire,” said Dubai.

Local councillor Councillor Thando Pimpi also praised Chiefs supporters for the “great job”. He dished out a challenge to supporters of other clubs to emulate Chief’s fans and support communit efforts.

“We urge all community stakeholders to come on board and donate and assist our brothers and sisters who lost all their belongings in the fire,” said Pimpi.

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