Struggling brothers helped by Zwelitsha residents

HELPING OTHERS: Zwelitsha residents step in to help unemployed Mfusi Kosani and his brother, whose mother died when they were young children Picture: SUPPLIED

While handing out cooked meals to celebrate Mother’s Day earlier this month, Zwelitsha
resident Kwezikazi Ntulini came across Mfusi Kosani, 23, standing outside his home.
Ntulini offered him two takeaway meals, but Kosani asked if he could have another two.

“I had to explain that it was two per household, but he told me that he lives with his
brother and they do not have anything.

“They cook outside, using an empty paint tin as a pot,” Ntulini said. It was this encounter that inspired her to set up Okuhle Special Project. Concerned about Kosani’s situation, Ntulini went back with him to his home to find out more.

“Mfusi lives with his brother Sifiso, 27, and both are unemployed. “After their mother’s death 15 years ago, the situation at home turned bad, as she was the breadwinner,” she said.

Ntulini took some photos of their house, and posted them on Facebook, which soon inspired the community to pitch in and help. “People came and donated eating utensils,
beds and groceries.

“What was more touching was that these donations came from individuals, not from big
companies or government stakeholders,” Ntulini said.

“We developed a committee where there are people who are assisting me in the Okuhle
Special Project. “Our goal is to help those who are from a difficult background, to give them direction when they feel stagnant,” she said. To donate or find out more information, call 073-206-5684.

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