Limpopo ANC sends relief package truck to KZN

POLOKWANE – The Limpopo ANC has sent a truckload of relief parcels to flood victims in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

The party has called on citizens to donate items they don’t use for the relief packages they are preparing.

ANC provincial secretary Soviet Lekganyane said relief efforts are driven by empathy and solidarity with flood victims.

“Let’s not forget the African philosophy of Ubuntu,” he stressed.

The party has identified drop zones in all 22 municipalities of the province. All collected items were brought to the provincial office where they were loaded onto an eight-ton truck for transport to KZN. “The truck is full to capacity and people continue to donate, which we encourage. If that means we have to send a truck to KZN every week, so be it. Even though we only have two items, we will find a way to get them to the victims,” he said.

Initially, the truck was to leave on May 10 but due to the mining indaba, President Cyril Ramaphosa will only be available on May 21. All provinces will deliver their relief packages that day. It is something that is coordinated at the central level and the leadership of the ANC in all the provinces must be present on that day. “Each province will present its relief program to the people of KZN,” he added.

Lekganyane explained that they managed to collect food such as honey flour, rice and non-perishable items. They also collected clothes and blankets. He is adamant that they have recorded everything given to enable accountability and transparency.

He urged people to continue donating according to Ubuntu’s African philosophy. “No one needs to be reminded about Ubuntu. These families who find themselves today under the wrath of nature, we do not know if they will give birth to a doctor who will cure some of the ills that current generations are unable to do. We don’t know what the future holds,” he said.

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Steven L. Nielsen