Former Warriors captain Benjani Mwaruwari has, through his Benjani Mwaruwari Foundation and associates, donated foodstuffs to 900 families in Old Magwegwe and gave 30 hampers to Highlanders and Entembeni Old People’s Home.
The donation was worth $540 000 and recipients received a 10kg bag of maize meal, 750ml of cooking oil and a 500-gramme packet of sugar beans each to cushion them from the effects of the lockdown.
A social football club from Marisha in Old Magwegwe, Zulu Chiefs, which Mwaruwari plays for whenever he is in the country, also received foodstuffs.
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Speaking on behalf of the Old Magwegwe residents, Cleopas Phiri thanked Benjani for the donation which he said came at a time when prices of basic good are rising astronomically. He said:
Benjy has always been helping the needy in our community and we really appreciate the efforts he continues to make by remembering us. We really appreciate his gesture.
You know with prices of mealie-meal skyrocketing and selling at R100 for a 10kg bag on the black market, this donation has really come at the right time to cushion us.
Highlanders chairman Kenneth Mhlophe also expressed gratitude to Mwaruwari for cushioning the club’s players and staff.