- The Kolisi Foundation is knuckling down to assist communities ravaged by the unrest of the recent week in parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal
- Led by Springbok Siya Kolisi and his wife Rachel, the foundation joined up with charities to assist those most affected by the recent unrest by proving food aid
- The foundation is answering the call to reach some of the country's most marginalised areas as shortages of food start to become a reality for many
Following the turmoil brought on by days of unrest, public violence and looting in parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal over the past week, the Kolisi Foundation is embarking on providing relief support.
In a recent statement on its official Instagram account, the foundation said:
“We have begun working with several non-profit organisations on the ground and are putting together a strategy to get food to people in the hardest-hit areas.
"We are working with a network of organisations in KwaZulu-Natal focusing on gender-based violence shelters, children’s homes, old age homes, hospices and assisted-living facilities."
The foundation, which aids in supporting people living in under-resourced communities in South Africa, is answering the call to reach some of the country's most marginalised areas as food shortages start to become a reality for many.
The sporadic acts of vandalism and looting committed against malls and shops in the affected areas forced several food chain outlets, and even factories, to close shop.
President Cyril Ramaphosa indicated on Saturday that a total of 161 shopping centres and malls were destroyed, in turn translating to the reality of possible food shortages.
Woman flexes fridges, House packed to the ceiling with 'loot'
In recent news, Briefly News reported that a woman in KwaZulu-Natal grabbed the headlines on Twitter after she appeared on a video taking a tour of her 'loot'. It was posted with a caption which read:
"People are living soft, hey."
In the thirty-second video, shared by social media influencer @kulanicool, the unknown woman can be seen brandishing her spoils to the amazement of a woman off-camera, who is also the same person taking the video.
A number of boxed items can also be seen strewn all across the house and on a flight of stairs. The woman off-camera can be heard saying in IsiZulu:
"The problem is [that] we just don't know how we are going to leave."
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