South Africa

MEC receives Covid-19 relief donations

Booysens – Last Wednesday Acting Social Development MEC Panyaza Lesufi received more than 10 000 food
parcels worth over R2.5 million from social partners and businesses at the central food bank warehouse in
Lesufi said that was an addition to the R80 million provincial government had allocated for the food relief fund.
“The Solidarity Fund and the national Department of Social Development will give us R43 million as part of the
process of fighting Covid-19,” Lesufi said.
The donations he received included 120 000 bags of mealie-meal and R5 million to procure food, nutritional
energy drinks, blankets, and toiletries.
Lesufi said the donations would go a long way in assisting in the fight against hunger.
“We just need the machinery to ensure that the food reaches the people immediately as part of the process of
fighting poverty,” he said.
The donations would be distributed to the vulnerable and families in distress during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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