FOOT­BALL CLUB SHOWS UBUNTU

Go! & Express - - FRONT PAGE - DESMOND COETZEE

AS A way of spread­ing the Madiba spirit, the Sweet­wa­ters Mas­ters Foot­ball Club spent 67 min­utes on Man­dela Day show­ing ubuntu to two needy fam­i­lies in Sweet­wa­ters last Sat­ur­day.

The club ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers iden­ti­fied needy fam­i­lies, cleaned their yards, painted their homes, and blessed them each with a food par­cel, toi­letries, and house­hold es­sen­tials.

One of the ben­e­fi­cia­ries, 80-year-old Tobeka Klein­veld, lives with her un­em­ployed son in their two-roomed home.

“My son has not worked for many years now and our only source of in­come is my old age grant which has to go to mu­nic­i­pal ser­vices and to­wards food which only lasts un­til the mid­dle of the month,” the emo­tional old woman said.

“It was al­ways my heart’s de­sire to paint my house but due to fi­nan­cial con­straints it was im­pos­si­ble, so I am grate­ful for what these kids did for me.”

Club chair Mwezi Daniso said more than 30 peo­ple par­tic­i­pated in this project which is their first.

“The club was formed ear­lier this year and we strive for broth­er­hood, healthy life­style, man tak­ing charge of com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment, and fight­ing against woman/child abuse and al­co­holism, as well as pro­mot­ing sport and mass par­tic­i­pa­tion,” Daniso said.

“I am happy that we are able to make a dif­fer­ence.”

Pic­ture: DESMOND COETZEE

FOR MADIBA: Sweet­wa­ters Mas­ters Foot­ball Club ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers and players handed out food parcels and gave the homes of needy fam­i­lies a facelift

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