- Themba Mafutha lives on the streets
- He spends his days wandering around, looking for scraps of left-overs to eat
- In an act of Ubuntu, Mzansi stepped up to help him
The 37-year-old spends his days walking up and down from Pumula to Tweni, finding bits to eat in the bins, or sticks of cane, roots and fruit out the bush. Every night, he sleeps back in his spot in a bush opposite a Caltex garage in Tweni.
He speaks English well and is soft-spoken. He is currently looking for work and a place to stay. Facebook group Southport Garden Centre has appealed to Mzansi to help him in whatever way possible.
He wears size 28/30 clothes and wears a size 9 shoe. The organisation is taking him to get a haircut and something to wear soon.
Without fail, the kindness of the people of Mzansi stepped in. Facebook user Maretha Ru LK said:
"I'll bring you a jacket for the winter weather tomorrow."
While Brendon Joseph said:
"Call me... I have a lot of clothes for him... I'm in Durban central."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Good Samaritan BI Phakathi shared a touching interaction between himself and an old man living high up a hill. Video footage reveals how Phakathi meets the man at his spot on the hill and offers to buy him food and clothing. A sign of how paranoid South Africans have become due to crime is evident as the madala refuses to go off with Phakathi to buy the items.
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