Black Leopards Chairman David Thidiela has joined other South African sports personalities who have taken time to donate food parcels to the needy in the rural parts of Limpopo during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his personal capacity Thidiela donated the food parcels to 50 families at Ha Makhuvha, Ngwenani, Gondeni, Tshitereke and Vhufulwi in the Vhembe Distract, Limpopo.
“I was born, grew up and went to school in that part of the world. This hunger and struggle that my people are going through, I have experienced it first hand,” said Thidiela.
“I know that those people live from hand to mouth but as you know we have this deadly pandemic that is troubling everyone, our government has requested us to stay at our homes. So I know it gets difficult for our people to go and make ends meet so we are trying to share the little we can so that our people can also have something to feed their families,” he said.
“It is impossible to give everyone but if it was possible I would give everyone who is in need. What we did was to approach the Chiefs in those areas to identify the families that are in need the most so we selected,” he added.
Thidiela has also urged all those who are able to donate to go and help where they can as there is a dire need to help those who are in need.
On his stance regarding the uncertainty of the Premier Soccer League, Thidiela declined to comment and urged everyone to wait for the PSL executive to give a way forward as they meet tomorrow.
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By Ofhani Munyai