Teachers help ill colleague

2017-08-24 06:00
Female teachers donated grocery to Mcebisi Bungu (middle), on Friday, at Isiphiwo Primary School, Khayelitsha.PHOTO: Mbongiseni MASEKO

Female teachers donated grocery to Mcebisi Bungu (middle), on Friday, at Isiphiwo Primary School, Khayelitsha.PHOTO: Mbongiseni MASEKO

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Female teachers at Isiphiwo Primary School in Harare, Khayelitsha stretched their hands came to the rescue of a colleague who finds himself wanting as a result of illness.

It was all part of their contribution to the Woman’s Month activities, they said.

Mcebisi Bungu,55, their colleague, fell ill in February and was forced to stay at home.

Teacher Nosipho Sulelo said: “This is part of our celebration for Women’s Month.

Most of us are church goers and we follow orders from Bible, which stresses that “faith without deeds is dead.”

We took the grocery from our cupboards. We understand that he goes by without an income.

“A man loses his respect when he is not working, so we want to restore his dignity,” Sulelo added.

Bungu was over the moon after receiving the donation.

He was forced to quit work after he was diagnosed with a hip problem.

“I have worked with the teachers at school without problems. I feel very happy for what they have done for me.

“It is hard to live without any form of income. I even struggle to get money for transport when I have to go and see a doctor. I am still applying for a grant from government,” he said.

Bungu, his wife, Nonkululeko Quphuna, stays with their four children in a house in Harare.

Male teachers at the school also contributed by buying electricity for their ill colleague.

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