ANCYL spread the love, care on Man­dela Day


The ANC Youth League of Ward 20 in Mdantsane did their bit for Man­dela Day by spend­ing time with Nomzwakhe Hlobo, 73, in Mdantsane Unit P.

Hlobo is phys­i­cally chal­lenged and has been liv­ing in a di­lap­i­dated house since 2012 as re­ported in The GO! & Ex­press (“All Hlobo wants is a home” June 21).

“We de­cided to help out by paint­ing the house, re­plac­ing the doors, win­dows, kitchen cab­ins, wardrobes, do­ing her laun­dry and mak­ing an ac­ces­si­ble path for her wheel­chair, as her lawn is af­fected by mal­func­tion­ing un­der­ground wa­ter pipes that flood her house and yard,” ANCYL chair­per­son Lwando Pisane said. Pisane said there were 62 young peo­ple from their ward who made a dif­fer­ence in Hlobo's life on Man­dela Day.

“This is an on­go­ing project for us because we are plan­ning on fenc­ing her house in the near fu­ture.

“We are do­ing this as ubuntu, by giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity. Our mis­sion is not to tell peo­ple which po­lit­i­cal or­gan­i­sa­tion they can sup­port, but ours is to help the peo­ple of the com­mu­nity,” Pisane said.

He said SUPERSPAR in Qumza High­way in Mdantsane do­nated gro­ceries on Tues­day and Build It was will­ing to do­nate some more build­ing es­sen­tials.

“I am at a loss for words because of what these young peo­ple did for me.” an ex­cited Hlobo said.


GIV­ING SOME TLC: Chair­per­son of ANCYL Ward 20 in Mdantsane, right, Lwando Pisane with 73-year-old Nomzwakhe Hlobo in Unit P, in Mdantsane. Ward mem­bers spent Man­dela Day look­ing after her.

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