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Khoza's holiday gift to oldies

By unknown | Apr 24, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Siyabonga Africa

Siyabonga Africa

Premier Soccer League executive Irvin Khoza forked out R137000 of his own money to give residents of Phuthaditjaba Care for the Aged in Alexandra a trip of a lifetime to Cape Town.

Khoza was present as they left on Tuesday, shaking hands and bidding farewell to the 100 elderly folk. The money will be used to accommodate the oldies at the Garden Court Eastern Boulevard Hotel in Table Bay.

"I just wanted to say thank you to our mothers," Khoza said. "One of the old women here used to look after me when I was two-years old."

The trip will include visits to Robben Island, Table Mountain and Parliament.

Linda Twala, the founder of Phutaditjaba, was extremely grateful to Khoza.

"We would like to thank Dr Khoza for all that he has done for us and for helping us take these people to Cape Town. Some of them took part in the 1950s struggle marches during apartheid. The Struggle didn't begin in 1976, it began with them," he said.

The elderly smiled and waved as they boarded the two buses sponsored by businessman Sam Buthelezi.

Twala said they were in the process of raising money to send children from Alexandra to Durban in July.


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