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Justice Maphosa donates to 1 100 families

PROMINENT South Africa based Zimbabwean businessman Mr Justice Maphosa has donated food hampers and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to 1 100 vulnerable families who include returnees from South Africa.

Mr Maphosa made the donation through his Bigtime Group company.

The donation was made to cushion families that have been affected by the adverse effects of the Covid-19 induced lockdown.

Many Zimbabweans both at home and in South Africa have lost their source of livelihood as a result of the lockdown that is on in the two countries.

Last week the businessman came to the rescue of 400 Zimbabweans based SA who had no money to pay for their transport to return home.

In a statement yesterday, Mr Maphosa said part of the donation went to distressed families in his hometown of Gwanda.

Each family received a food hamper.

“We gave away 1 100 food parcels and 400 of them for the people on the bus returning home. After being released from a quarantine centre, they will take the parcels with them to their families. Each food parcel comprises of 25kg mealie-meal, 2kg rice, 2kg sugar, 2 litre cooking oil and soap. In remembrance of the people that are struggling; I still have my community at heart hence the allocation of 700 food parcels (to

Gwanda). The food parcels recipients were the elderly and the orphans. The elderly being those who are 60 years and above and are not working,” said Mr Maphosa.

He said his company also donated 3 000 face masks, 3 000 gloves and sanitizers to enhance good personal hygiene in line with measures meant to contain Covid-19.

One of the donation beneficiaries, Mrs Ellen Ndlovu (70) a widow from Gwanda said she lost her source of livelihood due to the lockdown.

She was a firewood vendor and could not continue with her trade.

– Chronicle

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