Actors Presley Chweneyagae and Israel Matseke-Zulu will today visit an old age-home in Klerksdorp, Northwest to support elderly citizens in the midst of the Coronavirus lockdown.
The two actors who both starred in Oscar-winning movie Tsotsi, will donate food and COVID19 essentials to Wheatlands Community Care for the Aged.
The Old-Age Home was identified after it approached the South African Youth Movement for assistance, which ropes their two Ambassadors.
The Chweneyagae and Matseke-Zulu were doing the same in Alexandra yesterday on Monday where they delivered food parcels, sanitisers and masks to the the victims of shack fire in the areas and other deserving community members especially children.
Chwenyagae who is the child of Northwest says: “It is always good to respond positively when called to action. The country and al of us are at the crossroads where we all need each other. I am even glad that alongside SAYM, we are also going to other provinces including where I come from Northwest.”
The two artists are planning to take their goodwill to more provinces including Limpopo, KZN, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga.
“Our message is not different to the message by the President and government. People should take care of themselves. Wash your hands, sanitize, don’t leave home unless its necessary, avoid congested spaces. Its either that or you will be distant from us in a grave. We need to take this serious and lets support our elders who prone to Coronavirus infections and are the one dying more. But us as youth are the foot soldiers who should advocate for the the infections curve to be flattened,” said Matseke-Zulu who is also a musician going the name of GP-MaOrange.
The visit to Klerksdorp is as follows:
Date: 21 April 2020
Venue: Wetlands Community Care for the Aged,
Road no.2 Plot 91
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Boikhutso Masipa on 0818451153