YOU’RE NOT ALONE!

 

Olwethu Mngadi of Boxer Superstores hands over mealie meal packets to residents of Wheelshire squatter camp who were left destitute after floods lashed Durban last month. Photo by Jabulani Langa By MBALI DLUNGWANA THANKS to SunPower, vic tims of the floods that hit Durban about two weeks ago had something to smile about on Friday. The People’s Paper teamed up with Boxer Superstores to hand over packets of mealie meal to residents of Chatsworth, Umlazi and Wheelshire squatter camps in Malvern. Many people were left home less after the heavy flooding. Residents of Malvern had already gathered when the Sun Team and employees of the supermarket chain arrived. Jubulile Nxumalo 49 said her shack was swept away by the water, and she was forced to move in with a neighbor. “I lost everything, including food. Thanks to this do nation, I can now help out my neighbour.” Chatsworth flood victims being housed in tents at a church were happy when food parcels arrived. Ntombenhle Mnguni 28 said: “There are 80 residents staying here.” Nozipho Ntuli 41 , carrying a baby on her back, said she lost everything after her house in Umlazi collapsed. “My child has not had por ridge since the floods. Now I’ll be able to cook for him,” she said. Malvern councillor Chris van den Berg said he appreciated the help. Chatsworth councillor Previn Vedan thanked the SunTeam and the supermarket chain. Boxer’s Linton Moodley said: “It’s good to give back to the people who support us.” People’s Paper to the rescue