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South African celebrities are doing their bit to help those in need during the coronavirus lockdown

The national lockdown began in March and is set to end on April 30. 

Government is working on a post-lockdown strategy, but it is unlikely that life will go back to normal any time soon. 

Poor communities have been affected the most by the strict measures put in place during the lockdown.

Dozens of charity organisations have stepped in to assist those living in disadvantaged areas.

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Local stars are also stepping up to the plate.

Here’s a look at some A-list celebrities feeding the poor…

 

Rachel and Siya Kolisi

Springbok Captain Siya Kolisi and his wife Rachel have been hard at work delivering food parcels. The couple kicked off the “each one, feed one” campaign in Siya’s home town. Around 500 parcels were delivered to Zwide township in Port Elizabeth. 

The Kolisi Foundation is working overtime to help the underprivileged during the coronavirus pandemic. The organisation has donated 5 000 litres of sanitisers, 4 000 FFP2 certified respirator face masks and 1 000 breastfeeding masks for mothers in neonatal units. 

 

 

Mohale and Somizi Mhlongo

Somizi and his husband Mohale have been doing door-to-door visits to drop off food. The Somhale Foundation started making deliveries on April 12. The couple also handed out Makro vouchers to the needy. Two-hundred families received the vouchers, which were worth R500 each. 

“Productive day indeed… thanks to everyone who joined in to donate for the less privileged… we encourage everyone to give a helping hand with anything in their power in their neighbourhoods.

“No donation is bigger or smaller than the other… together we can make the lockdown more bearable for all,” Somizi wrote on Instagram after one of his food deliveries. 

 

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Thando Thabethe 

Radio and TV personality Thando Thabethe joined forces with the Boothfest Foundation to help “feed as many people as possible”. The actress spent one of her afternoons earlier this month delivering food to the homeless in Centurion. The food was prepared by newly launched restaurant, Kulture. 

“Saying NO to Corona like… today we visited Diepsloot Community Centre and got to feed just over 300 people!!!” Thando wrote on Instagram. 

 

Pearl Thusi 

Actress Pearl Thusi is also committed to helping the poor during the lockdown. Before deleting her Twitter and Instagram pages in late March, she asked her fans to suggest places to which she could deliver food parcels. 

She also questioned what government was doing to help the needy.  

“I was certain SA govt would provide food parcels to people who would be left most vulnerable during the lock down. To people without electricity and water – what could be the solution? I heard there are water tanks? What’s happening in those areas?” she tweeted.