Sinikithemba demonstrates love and unity in communities

Locals came in numbers at the Nomzamo Community Hall on Saturday 20 May for a memorial service of a Mozambican family that died in a shack fire on Wednesday 10 May.

Over 60 shacks were destroyed during the incident and leaving more than 100 people homeless.

The deceased were identified as Nelson Makamo (29), Zinya Sithole (27) and Junior Makamo (2).

The memorial service was organized by the Sinikithemba NGO that assists communities in varies ways especially with homies who are in need. The service was attend by community and church leaders.

Sinikithemba organiser Thembeka Soldat said it was important for them to organise a memorial service for the deceased to demonstrate Ubuntu. She stated that the intention was to unite the community.

“Whether they are coming from Mozambique, they are part of our community. We are all Africans.

“We need to love each other. What happened in 2008 (the outbreak of xenophobic violence) must not happen again.  Let us unite and love one another,” said Soldat.

Done by: Sibulele Stuurman



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