A group of energetic youth's decided to help a blind woman on Mandela Day's 67-minute campaign by transforming her home in a township called KwaNobuhle in Uitenhage.
They met on Facebook and formed a group called Amatinarha Emayuyu and while attending a funeral in the area they learned of Thobeka Velele.
Velele lives on her own and being blind makes her life that much more difficult. The youths prepared a chair for her in her backyard where she sat and listened to Brenda Fassie’s Black President while they went to work on her house.
They cleaned her house, placed new carpets down, fixed a tap that was leaking and topped up her prepaid electricity account.
Velele said that she is more than capable of looking after herself but the special treatment that she received from the youths was gratefully received.
Andiswa Paulos, the secretary of the group learned that she hired gardeners but they took her money without cleaning her yard.
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