There is a saying that “we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”.
With this in mind, former Orlando Pirates captain and Bafana Bafana defender Edward Motale reached out to the elderly in his community in Mamelodi West, in the city of Tshwane, on Friday.
While ‘Magents’, who was joined by ex-teammate Mark Fish, distributed food parcels, FARPost was also on hand to offer our merchandise and branded face masks that are essential after the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic that has claimed thousands of lives across the world.
“Normally, I do this every December month for 25 elders, but I also decided to do this as we all know we are fighting the virus under lockdown,” Motale explained to FARPost.
This time, Motale identified 50 elders and invited them to his home to receive their share. Speaking to us after the event, which was well organised, Motale was grateful to the sponsors Trollope Mining Services that heed his call for help.
“Yeah, everything went well. Yoh, I’m so happy, so excited. I don’t know what to say… I just wish God can open more ears to others when I drop my proposal,” he said.
“This is not for me; it’s for sharing. That’s me, I like to share, you understand. The little bit I did for the 50 elders today, it’s my wish that I can extend it to other provinces.”
Motale added: “We all know that poverty here in Mzansi is too much. People are struggling… you can see the queus at Sassa (SA Social Security Agency) paypoints. Let’s play our part.”
By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa