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It’s good to give back’ Olwethu Mngadi from Boxer gave Umlazi residents maize meal after they were attacked by floods in Durban. : Photo by Jabulani Langa By MBALI DLUNGWANA THANKS to SunPower and Boxer Superstores, flood victims had some thing to eat over the weekend. The People’s Paper and Boxer teamed up to hand over much needed maize meal to residents of Chatsworth, Umlazi and Malvern in eThekwini on Friday. Many of the beneficiaries were left homeless when heavy flooding hit KZN recently creating devastation in its path. When the SunTeam and Boxer Super stores staff arrived in Malvern, residents had already eagerly gathered in anticipation of the news that aid was coming to them. Jubilile Nxumalo 49 said her shack was swept away by the water and she was forced to move in with her neighbour. “I lost everything, everything in cluding food! I’ve been eating my neighbour’s food and thanks to this donation, I can now also contribute,” she said. Residents of Chatsworth, who were sleeping in tents at a local church, were very excited when the team arrived with the donations. Ntombenhle Mnguni 28 said: “There are 80 residents staying here. We will cook pap and phuthu with Boxer’s Shibobo maize meal.” In Umlazi, residents were so ex SUN cited they surged forward just to get their hands on the much needed maize meal relief. Nozipho Ntuli 41 , who was car rying her baby on her back, said her house collapsed and she lost every thing. “My child hasn’t had porridge since the floods. Now I will be able to cook for him,” she said. Malvern Councillor Chris Van Den Berg said they truly appreciated the dona tions. Chatsworth Councillor Previn Ve dan also thanked the SunTeam powered by Boxer Superstores for remembering those residents who were desperately in need. Umlazi Councillor Amon Dladla said they are extremely grateful for the gene ous Shibobo maize donations. Lenton Moodley, Store Manager of the Isipingo Boxer Superstores, said: “It’s good to be able to give back to the people who support our stores. In the hour of need Boxer and the SunTeam rose to the occasion when it was needed most.” DAILY lee PUMPED UP by Pullet of Power