- Mzansi prisoner, Xolane Ndhlovu, has donated R500 000 to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic
- Xolane made the donation through his company, UMEH Group Proprietary Limited
- The 35-year-old has worked hard to turn his life around, from behind bars, since being convicted for attempted murder in 2013
The fight against the coronavirus pandemic has intensified in Mzansi with a 21-day period of lockdown which officially began this week.
President Cyril Ramaphosa also called on South Africans to make whatever contributions they could to the Solidarity Response Fund.
35-year-old Xolane Ndhlovu, who is scheduled to be released from prison in 2022, has done his bit by donating a whopping R500 000 to the fund.
Xolane made the donation through his company, UMEH Group Proprietary Limited.
In a statement, Xolane said, "Covid-19 pandemic is a global emergency and combating it is everybody's social responsibility. This requires a coordinated mode of action between the private sector and the government, functioning assiduously to stem the transmission rate of the virus within the country."
"I am hopeful that this humble contribution will bring some relief to the vulnerable communities and households as the battle against getting rid of the ravaging epidemic progresses to a higher pitch. The citizens of South Africa have always shown incredible strength and resilience in the face of many challenges and this sets us apart as a nation."
He continued, "I am fully confident in our capabilities and believe that we will win this battle with your support and cooperation with the state. I plead everyone to adhere to the rules and guidelines provided by the Department of Health and other authorised institutions during this crucial period”.
Xolane is currently serving out the remainder of his sentence in Leeuwkop Prison.
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