Zululand Observer - Weekender
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at Nawe Zifunze Disable Centre (Nazidi) in Mzingazi.
Nazidi project supervisor, Bongani Gonya, welcomed the donation of new wheelchairs and thanked Rotary for their ongoing support of the centre.
‘We are grateful to all the community groups and businesses that support our programmes and projects as we are always in need of new donors.
‘One of the wheelchair recipients, Zakhele Sibiya, had both his legs amputated and is now unable to work, but still assists us with the repairs of wheelchairs at the centre.
‘He started a vegetable garden to earn an income from his fresh produce, but unfortunately, his wheelchair was damaged by sand.
‘He is receiving a new wheelchair, but his old one will be repaired at the centre and used for any emergencies or given to patients in the interim who are on the waiting list.
‘No wheelchair is thrown away, they are taken to the centre where they are repaired and reused,’ said Gonya.
Members of the public who would like to support Nazidi can contact Bongani on
083 4724579. Do I Care Enough? (DICE) representatives, Operations Manager Karen Dalton and founder Reg Anthony, handed over blankets and scarves that were dropped off by various volunteers on Mandela Day, to Yvonne Erasmus (right) of Leisure Gardens. The generosity of the many people who took the time to knit and drop off the items will see vulnerable people kept warm during the chilly winter season Erica Abrahams