- Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela, has pledged 33% of his salary to help fight Covid-19
- Dr Mabizela will be contributing part of his salary for the next three months
- He hopes his commitment will help support health workers on the frontline
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Dr Sizwe Mabizela, the Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University, has donated 33% of his salary for the next three months towards the Covid-19 Relief Fund.
According to the Sowetan, Dr Mabizela said he made the commitment to support the "courageous, dedicated and selfless frontline health workers through the purchase of personal protective equipment."
The Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor called the coronavirus pandemic the "greatest health challenge in living memory."
Rhodes University gushed about Dr Mabizela's contribution online, writing:
"Rhodes University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Sizwe Mabizela pledges 33% of his salary for three months to the Covid-19 Relief Fund. This is in response to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call to cushion the impact of the pandemic in the country. #Covid19."
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South Africans applauded Dr Mabizela's kindness online.
Caroline Marx commented:
"Superb gesture, showing genuine leadership. Thank you."
Agnes Nhliziyo said:
"Well done sir, Rhodes - where leaders learn."
Sbongokuhle Pungula Ndwalane wrote:
"Well done sir, you're a true leader. May God richly bless you, uyiNdoda emaDodeni!"
Andrea Galbraith added:
"So proud of Rhodes! So happy my daughter has the privilege of studying there!"
Dr Mabizela joins several other South Africans - including Patric Motsepe - to donate money towards the fight against the coronavirus.
Briefly.co.za reported previously that the mining magnate donated R1 billion.
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