‘Neglected’ inmates made to eat cake

2016-06-09 06:00
 Micheal Duma handed over cakes and muffins to residents at the Sizamile Old Age Home in Langa on Friday.  PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

Micheal Duma handed over cakes and muffins to residents at the Sizamile Old Age Home in Langa on Friday. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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The elderly at the Sizamile Old Age Home in Langa were treated to a day of sweets last Friday. It was smiles all around.

They received the treats curtesy of members of the DA who said it was done to remind the inamtes that theirs was not a forgotten lot.

They spent the day treating the elderly at the centre in Johnson Ngwevela Hall.

According to the Councillor JP Smith, the visit was part of their ongoing relationship with the home.

“It’s a continuation of our relationship with this centre as you know we have in the past worked with them to improve the place.

Today is just treating the residents with some cakes and soft drinks just to brighten up their day,” said Smith.

He added that the cakes have been donated and that they bought the drinks and the sweets out of their own pockets.

The party also used the day to introduce its ward councillor candidate, Micheal Duma who personally handed over the cakes to the elderly.

The former Sanco member said that it was important to show the neglected residents that they were not forgotten.

“We must show that even though they may not have families or their families are neglecting them, we do care.

Institutions like these are important in our communities and we must make sure the residents are looked after,” said Duma.

Resident Nokhaya Javu said that she was happy for the treat and said she enjoyed having visitors come over at the centre.

“It nice to have people visiting over and have the place busy with activities,” she said as she enjoyed her slice.

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