AS A way of to give back and spreading the Madiba spirit, Sweetwaters Masters Football Club spent 67 minutes on Mandela Day showing ubuntu to two needy families in Sweetwaters last Saturday.
The club executive members identified needy families, cleaned their yards, painted their homes, and blessed them each with a food parcel, consisting of basic foodstuff, toiletries, and household essentials.
One of the beneficiaries, was 80-years-old Tobeka Kleinveld, who lives with her unemployed son in their two-roomed home.
“My son has not worked for many years now and our only source of income is my old age grant which has to go to municipal services and towards food which only lasts until to the middle of the month,” the emotional old woman said.
“It was always my heart’s desire to paint my house but due to financial constraints it was impossible, so I am grateful for what these kids did for me.”
Club chairperson Mwezi Daniso said more than 30 people participated in this project which is their first.
“The club was formed earlier this year and we have strive for objectives of brotherhood, healthy lifestyle, man taking charge of community development, and fighting against woman/child abuse and alcoholism, as well as promoting sport and mass participation,” Daniso said.
“I am happy that we are able to make a difference.”