AmaZulu players and management took time off their busy Monday morning schedules to deliver early Christmas to the less fortunate in two back to back CSI programmes in KwaMashu and Umlazi.
An entourage consisting of players Ayanda Dlamini, Bukasa Kasonga, Marc van Heerden, Ntuthuko Dlamini, Stanton Lewis, Tapuwa Kapini, and Tsweu Mokoro and management started the day with presenting a cheque of R110 000 to Gozololo Children’s home in KwaMashu.
The money was raised during the club’s Golf Day which was held in July, 21th on behalf the AmaZulu Community Trust.
“As soon as someone from AmaZulu phoned me to say they were coming, I was so excited because we know that around this time of the year they bring us goodies. The kids enjoy the singing and the cake too,” said Miriam Cele who is popularly known as Mam’ Gozololo.
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The crèche was brightly lit with smiles kids and some 50 kilometers later a family in Umlazi’s J Section was showered with the same act of generosity in the form of Christmas groceries.
AmaZulu Marketing and Brand Manager, Lunga Sokhela highlighted the fact that there’s a deeper significance to giving back to the needy.
“Today was just one those times where we remember the less privileged as a club because it is because of them that we exist. We were also able to donate a cheque for R110 000 to Gozololo because it’s that time of giving.
We want to also wish the Nhlangulela family a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. Let’s hope 2012 brings all the good things to each and every family member,” said Sokhela.
It took a good ‘Samaritan’ named Mhlengi Shinga to bring the plight of the unemployed family to the club’s ears.
“I asked the club to assist with some groceries after being touched by the situation in the family. They are a poor and no one in the family is employed, AmaZulu were the first to respond.
We’re pleased that they supported the initiative and hope they don’t seize in their display of kindness,” said Shinga.