Struggling families supported
HUNDREDS of struggling families were supported by the City of uMhlathuze, which provided them with Christmas groceries.
The identified residents were heading for a bleak Christmas as they had nothing to cook for their families on Christmas day.
Most of the beneficiaries were senior citizens who support grandchildren and child-headed households.
The groceries were handed to the beneficiaries by Deputy Mayor Slondile Mkhize at the Empangeni Civic Centre, and were obtained through donations from private companies
One of the beneficiaries, Girl Nzuza (84) of Ngwelezana Township, supports 13 family members with her pension grant.
‘We were heading for a disastrous Christmas. I thank the City of uMhlathuze for this life-saving gift,’ she said.
City of uMhlathuze Deputy Mayor Slondile Mkhize hands over groceries to senior citizen Gloria Mlambo