Lockdown crisis: Minnie to the rescue!
Star helps ease COVID-19 crisis
SHOWBIZ darling Minnie Dlamini-Jones has been given 10 000 litres of pure alcohol.
This while Mzansi mourns the suspension of booze during the national lockdown.
Minnie’s generous sponsor is a premium spirits producer, Diageo, responsible for the Johnnie Walker, J&B and Smirnoff brands, among others.
But the star won’t be indulging in the fiery waters.
Instead, the alcohol will be used to produce hand sanitisers.
According to the Minnie Dlamini Foundation, the hand sanitisers will be donated to disadvantaged communities.
Minnie, a Jaguar Land Rover ambassador, has also joined hands with Red Cross South Africa.
This to donate food parcels to old-age homes and orphanages in disadvantaged communities, including Soweto and Daveyton.
Explained Minnie: “Hunger is a daily battle in Mzansi. The lockdown period, although absolutely necessary, has shined a light on the fact that malnutrition (is a problem).
“And it is also a massive challenge that has been intensified by this pandemic.”
To aid the process, Jaguar Land Rover has donated 11 vehicles to Red Cross South Africa.
According to a joint statement by the Minnie Dlamini Foundation and her partners, only people from disadvantaged communities will benefit from the donations.
The statement also revealed a donation of R125 000 had been made to the #FeedingSATogether drive.
This to purchase food parcels to be distributed to more than 550 needy individuals through the company’s employee volunteer scheme, Valuing Each Other.
Diageo SA’s sustainability manager, Lebogang Mashigo, said the company jumped at the opportunity to partner with Minnie.
This after it learned about it through Zeta Labs, which produces hand sanitisers.
The use of hand sanitisers has been recommended by the World Health Organisation.
Minnie Dlamini-Jones and her foundation will help feed the hungry during the lockdown period.