Rev NK Vilakazi and the congregation thanked Gift of the Givers for the new wheelchair for Mrs Betty Malehe. She is staying with her husband, daughter and two grand children. She suffered a stroke and cannot walk. Betty relies on her daughter to collect her medication.
Marinus du Plessis leaves for Norway today at 13h50. In honour of Mandela Day, the Ubuntu spirit of South Africa and in his endeavour to raise awareness and support of individuals who are physically and mentally challenged and autistic worldwide, Marinus will attempt to break the world jet ski record of 3000km on Mandela Day, 18 July. The gruelling 40-day journey commences on 7 July (see
Michelle Naran from Gauteng had a hip operation 3 years ago but sadly took a fall 2 weeks ago which resulted in 3 of the screws falling out.She was unable to walk and moved around on an office chair seen in the pictures below.
Michelle lives with her mom (93) and uncle (74) whom she took care of before the incident.
Gift of the Givers provided a brand new wheelchair and TFG blankets for
1. Frances Mthembu (58) lost his leg after a car accident in 2007. He couldn’t contain his happiness and wept with tears of joy when he received his wheelchair.
2. Affectionately known as Gogo Ndlovu, the 76 year old from Ndwendwe received her wheelchair from Gift of the Givers after having to share a wheelchair with her neighbour for clinic visits and collections of grant.
3. 83 year old Ntombi
Commemorating 100 years of greatness has to be matched by an event that celebrates that greatness through intense sacrifice, social awareness, risk and commitment. Marinus du Plessis, a 55-year old South African is set to jet ski his way into the Guiness Book of Records with a solo 11000km Artic-to-Athens venture in honour of Tata Mandela and Mandela Day to raise both awareness about the immense
- 2 new wheelchairs were handed over to Mckaiser Old Age Home in Grahamstown.
- Tannie Vytjie