They disagree more often on the soccer field, but today referee Jelly Chavani and Black Leopards coach Alan Clark teamed up for a good cause.
Together with the Solly Malatsi Foundation and the Taiwan Liaison Office in South Africa, the pair donated food parcels to the families in need at Vlakfontein, Ga-Matlala in Limpopo.
The Lidoda Duvha mentor who still has an uphill battle of fighting for survival says the COVID-19 pandemic has made him realise how important people are.
“You know Solly (Malatsi) called me and told me what his foundation is doing and asked if I am keen to be involved and I think this is an important work,” Clark told FARPost.
“Maybe I didn’t realise how important it was until I am here and you see how much help people are getting from people like Solly and his benefactors that have helped him,” he said.
“It’s such an important work and I just feel like when you serve others you serve God so it’s important that we serve others in these times. If this pandemic taught us anything, it’s how important people are and we have to take care of our fellow South Africans and this is a wonderful opportunity to be invited to something like this so more of these should be done,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chavani says he was touched to see families happy to be getting some help.
“You have seen how touching it was from the families that have been given (food parcels). Once more we appreciate what Mr Solly (Malatsi) is doing. It’s rare for a person to do what he has done for the village of Ga-Matlala. It’s good for me to be here and I feel very much inspired,” he said.
The Solly Malatsi Foundation is run by Politician and Member of Parliament Solly Malatsi.
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