Celebrities set to do their bit for Tata

MPUMALANGA will this weekend be abuzz with celebrities who will be in the province to do their bit for Mandela Day.

Actresses Katlego Danke, Linda Sokhulu, Mbali Mlotswa, Nokuthula Ledwaba, Thobi Mkhwanazi and musician Ihhashi Elimhlophe will be among 18 celebrities hosted by the provincial department of public works, roads and transport and a non-governmental organisation called Ubuntu Helping Hand Institution.

They will do charity work in the Albert Luthuli and Thaba Chweu municipalities tomorrow, Saturday and on Sunday.

"They will pay visits to underprivileged families and give clothes and food parcels, provide motivational programmes to women and child abuse victims and people living with HIV-Aids," department spokesperson David Nkambule said yesterday.

"They will also visit hospitals and hospices for moral and spiritual support."

He said they will start at Badplaas tomorrow and proceed to Pilgrims Rest where they will don overalls and get their hands dirty.

"MEC Clifford Mkasi and officials from Ubuntu Helping Hand Institution will lead the entourage when they embark on painting a school, planting trees, cutting grass, fixing broken doors and windows at Pilgrims Rest Secondary School as well as fixing streetlights," saidNkambule.

Ubuntu was founded by Baby Cele, an ambassador for change and well-known actress.

Its primary aim is to fight poverty, bring social, educational and economical changes to poor communities.