The Amathole Regional Men’s Forum of the department of public works identified a dilapidated the a destitute home in Dimbaza recently and came together to help.
Deputy chairperson Babini Ngxeke said the forum revamped the house of 62-year-old Dimbaza resident Peter Tinini, 62, to the tune of R5,048, and also purchased groceries for him.
“I am overwhelmed and wish that I could wake the late chairperson Chris Tozama, from the grave to see fruits of his good work,” Ngxeke said.
Ngxeke said the amount was raised by the men in the forum.
Former Eastern Cape Braille and Print Institute manager Nomava Gunqga highlighted how she was thrilled to also lend a helping hand to Tinini.
“We helped Tinini through various interventions which included getting him an ID book from home affairs, and old-age grant, as well as clothes from some Good Samaritans.
“In the spirit of ubuntu, we further asked for food parcels from the department of social development and the department of sport, recreation, arts and culture,” she said.
Regional director Mabhuti Gwavu viewed the move as really touching and one that went against the stereotype of men as abusive.
“I encourage men to do more and play a their vital role in advocating against the abuse of children and women.” Gwavu said.