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Nthabisang Moreosele

Nthabisang Moreosele

Mama Angel ended the year by visiting Phumzile Lamula and her son Sibusiso.

The Lamula family is living from hand to mouth while lawyers who acted for her son are said to have invested his R1,2 million payout.

Sibusiso was knocked down by a car when he was only eight years old. He suffered brain injuries that made it impossible for him to attend school.

The Road Accident Fund awarded him the money but he has been unable to go to a special school because of a lack of funds.

His family depended on his government grant, which has stopped when he turned 18 this year.

"We went to Lenasia yesterday to collect his new card," Lamulasaid. "But we were turned away by the guards, who said Sibusiso might get hurt. People were protesting outside the offices because they wanted food vouchers.

"We will go back tomorrow because we have already filled in the forms."

Mama Angel brought some festive cheer to the family by giving them food. Lamula also takes care of five other children who belong to her deceased siblings.

"Sowetan has become my guardian angel," Lamula said. "Whenever I reach the end of my tether they are there to help me. My other son has found a piece job and I am hoping that our luck will continue to bring us some relief."

l Mama Angel also gave groceries and toys to the Thusanang Youth Centre in Alexandra.

The centre's director, Beauty More, said they had promised their members food parcels for Christmas.


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