Team of Choice help out Siyaphilisa Home at Imbali on Madiba Day United - beyond the goalposts

2016-07-27 06:00
                                   PHOTO: lunga biyela Maritzburg United players handed over food to the Siyaphilisa Home Based Care Centre at Imbali on Nelson Mandela Day recently.

PHOTO: lunga biyela Maritzburg United players handed over food to the Siyaphilisa Home Based Care Centre at Imbali on Nelson Mandela Day recently.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

MARITZBURG United did their bit for Nelson Mandela Day recently when five senior players visited Siyaphilisa­ Home Based Care Centre­ at Imbali to hand over food to the home for the elderly.

The players included captain Kurt Lentjies, Philani Zulu, Evans Rusike, and new signings, Bevan Fransman and Bryce Moon, who interacted with the patients and residents of the centre, run by former uMgungundlovu District Municipality deputy mayor, Tu Zondi.

After receiving food from the players Zondi said she was grateful to the club, and the late former president Nelson Mandela, for the help they were getting.

“We are very thankful because we do not get any support, or receive­ any funds to look after the elderly, we have to survive on donations.

“Everything we have has been donated to us,” she said.

She opened the centre when she was a ward councillor in 2000, and her aim was to help the elderly and the terminally ill.

“When I first started the centre, we had many HIV-positive patients­, but as time went on, we began accepting those who were terminally ill, and those who had suffered a stroke. We also accepted those who did not have anyone to help them at home, so we help them and do everything for them,” she added.

NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 

Matric Results are coming soon!

Notify me when results become available

/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.