Second round of charity for Ekhiyeni Primary

The learners were extra lucky, as this was the second time they were given uniforms in a space of two weeks.

A week ago they were presented with 25 uniforms, cakes, toiletry bags and firewood from the Department of Correctional Services’ staff, and this week they received an additional 16 uniforms.

Nonhlanhla Dlamini, the school principal, commended Verulam and the constituency office for the donation.
A member of parliament, Derick Mnguni, was accompanied by Rebecca Manyisa and Cllr Jabulani Mkhabela during the handover.

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According to Mnguni, the constituency office has committed itself to make every day a Mandela Day. It has come to their attention that several people are in need, as the unemployment rate continues to escalate.

“We must practise the legacy of Madiba on a daily basis, and do more during Mandela Month as a bonus to the needy. The school starts from grade R to grade seven, and has 318 learners. Most of them come from destitute families,” said Mnguni.

During the month of July the constituency office donated blankets to destitute families, ablution blocks to Glenthorpe Primary School, and completed Mandela Month by donating the school uniforms to Ekhiyeni.

According to Mnguni, the office will celebrate Women’s Month by staging a top-eight women’s netball tournament. It will also donate uniforms at Emjindini Trust to learners of Khanyisile Primary School.




Tom Zwane

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