LIMPOPO MEC for Health Phophi Ramathoba has called on their community members to be unselfish by protecting senior citizens in this trying times of Coronavirus.
Mathoba was speaking from Sekutupu Old Age Home at Mathibela village, Zebediela were the department handed over dozens of masks to the old age.
“Coronavirus has proved to be merciless when it comes to senior citizens, and statistics shows that most of those who died from this virus are old people as they are very vulnerable,” said Ramathoba
Limpopo has recorded 27 cases of people who tested positive to Covid-19 with one death, a 69 year-old man, but Ramathoba is positive that the country is slowly managing to control this pandemic as 1 055 people of the 3 300 who tested positive have recovered.
The masks handed over to Sekutupu Old Age were donated by a black owned woman company, Mathosim trimming and Upholstery based in Polokwane.
“We are encouraged by companies such as this which saw it fit to help the government in the fight against Covid-19 in this trying times,” added Ramathoba.
Said Mathosim Trimming and Upholstery marketing manager, Jimmy Egina: “For us donating these mask was just more of ploughing back to the community and also to help the government fight this sickness without expecting anything in return because life is more important than money.”
Lepelle-Nkumpi mayor, Meriam Molala said as the municipality, they appreciated to be chosen by the MEC as the recipient of these masks.
PICTURE CAPTION: The mayor of Lepelle-Nkumpi, left and Phophi Ramathoba receive the box of masks from Jimmy Egima