By Macford Sibandze | 2020-09-16
SEPTEMBER 12, 2020 will go down in history as the most memorable day to about 300 people of Manzini North.
Initially, the target was 200 and 100 more ended up benefitting and in royal fashion, everyone ended up smiling home.
On this day Manzini North was a beehive of activity as royalty descended in the inkhundla. Representing Inkhosikati Make Lambikiza was Make Inkhosikati LaHlatshwayo.
Also present were Manzini RA Chief Gija, Senator Sylvia Mthethwa, Regional MP Busi Mavimbela, Shoprite Rep Pam Nkomonde, RS Groening, Rev P. Mabuza, Logoba Umphakatsi Rep Sigodvo Motsa, Indvuna Yenkhudla Fana Tsabedze and the whole inkhudla and representative sof the six imphikatsi constituting Manzini North.
LUSITO CHARITY ORGANISATION
Inkhosikati Make Lambikiza is the patron of Lusito charity organisation which is a pioneer of social responsibilities in the country. In its more than 30 years of existence, it has reached out and touched so many people in dire need.
Through its proximity with ordinary people of the country, it was able to bridge the gap between royalty and society. It has hosted successful events to fundraise for the needy and destitute.
INKHOSIKATI MAKE LAHLATSWAYO
Delivering her speech through Inkhosikati Make LaHlatshwayo, Inkhosikati LaMbikiza said her organisation understands that even people in the urban areas struggle against a very harsh urban landscape thus they chose a constituency in town.
She also mentioned that the COVID-19 peril has had devastating consequences as many people have lost jobs and many are hungry thus she provided the food hampers. She thanked Shoprite Stores for partnering with her to a tune of E150 000.
She concluded by thanking Senator Sylvia Mthethwa for facilitating the sponsorship. It was all smiles when the heavy plastics bags were opened for the public with about 15 items that included mealie meal, rice, cooking oil, sugar, bread, biscuits, etc. Two beneficiaries also had the opportunity of taking pictures with the Inkhosikati.
PAM NKOMONDE-SHOPRITE REP
Speaking on behalf of Shoprite Stores, Pam Nkomonde said it was natural for them to partner with the Inkhosikati as they speak the same language of giving back to society.
She said they have programmes that assist with feeding schemes in communities all over the country. Of interest was that every year they were expanding and making inroads outside towns to be near the people so that customers don’t walk long distances or spend money on bus fares to Shoprite Stores.
As the company expands, it creates jobs and business opportunities to locals. She urged the youth to consider business partnerships with the company.
On his welcoming remarks , Chief Gija thanked Her Royal Highness for her gesture of goodwill. He also congratulated Manzini North Inkhundla for being the chosen one as previously the Inkhundla hosted Prince Majaha, Princess Temaswati and Princess Temtsimba.
The regional administrator also warned the community about the peril of the coronavirus pandemic.
He ended his speech by calling two people to the front to list five ways to prevent the disease. He gave them E50 each as they entertained the audience with their answers.
REGIONAL MP BUSI MAVIMBELA
Regional Mp Busi Mavimbela, who is also the vice chair of parliament coronavirus and TB Potfolio committee, expressed her sincere gratitude to royalty for thinking of the people.
She said such gestures make the people know that Royalty cares about them and in return pay homage.
As a medical practitioner by profession, she warned the community that HIV/AIDS and TB still kill and they must take precaution.
SENATOR SYLIVIA MTHETHWA
The senator’s speech bordered on the objectives of lusito charity organisation. She mentioned that giant companies like Shoprite would always partner with organisations like lusito charity organisation.
She thanked Inkhosikati Make Lambikiza for always having a heart for the people. She congratulated the constituency for being beneficiaries. She also mentioned that the Member of Parliament has been on her case pleading her for the donations. The senator is the one who was tasked with introducing the inkhosikati to take the podium.
Entertainment during the event was provided by by poet ‘Chocolate’ who rendered a poem to the amusement of the guests. His well-written and recited poem was about coronavirus.
Also to mesmerise the crowd was Lutsango, who were at their best. They sang and danced, showing artistry and innovativation with songs about the pandemic. It was a great day indeed that will stay for long in the memories of Manzini North community. A big thank you to Inkhosikati Make LaMbikiza.
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