When South Africans unite: 4 amazing stories of Ubuntu in lockdown

When South Africans unite: 4 amazing stories of Ubuntu in lockdown

South Africans have really shown up to support each other during the coronavirus pandemic and we decided to share some of their inspiring stories.

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With the Covid-19 outbreak being one of the toughest challenges South Africa has had to face in its history, people have really shown the meaning of Ubuntu.

Many stories have surfaced telling tales of unconditional love towards one another, of kindness that inspires and a united nation that can overcome anything.

Briefly.co.za asked our readers if they had witnessed, done or experienced an act of kindness during the lockdown and we were inspired by the responses.

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We decided to take a look at four stories of Ubuntu that warmed our hearts.

1. Thapelo Andries Maseko Nzimande

Thapelo Andries Maseko Nzimande revealed how Good Samaritans blessed him.

His commented read:

"Someone sent me R300. I was so in tears because we managed to buy maize meal and other important products. Oh last week a lady sent R50 of electricity. God bless these two people."

2. Wendy Berries Kgori

Wendy Kgori honoured a stranger who helped her get home safe recently.

She wrote:

"I want to share my experience about a stranger who helped me get home safe last week from a client because staying home and not earning a penny during lockdown has hit me hard and I needed to fend for my kids.
"I was walking on foot from doing some lady's hair, and had my baby with me and it was hot. Walking a long distance because there were no taxis to ferry me home. There was no one on the street as people are supposed to be home, I was the only person on the street except police cars and soldiers.
"I was walking but also frightened and constantly look behind me. As I was walking a car pulled next to me, it was this gentleman, he asked where I was going amid this coronavirus with a kid on the streets. I said there are no taxis and he said I must get in.
"I was tired, scared and nearly cried when he turned and looked at me with the car front mirror and said 'Ausi o xap Mara? O ya kae? Are you okay?'. I told him where I was going and on the road he told to me how a "stranger" once helped him. He had no car and was taking his son to crèche.
"So seeing me it reminded him of that day. Mind you, when I was walking I was crying inside and praying that someone would see me and help me. I thank God for hearing me and sending help my way. To the 'stranger', please God rain on him with prosperity, happiness, good health, love for him and his family. I thank him, I was home safe."

3. Rapulane Moshoaliba

Rapulane Moshoaliba gushed about the small act of kindness a community member showed his grandparents.

He wrote:

"One member of our community bought some wheels out of his own pocket and fixed my grandparents' gate."

4. Wiseman Israel Elishama

Wiseman Israel Elishama witness a businessman using his resources to bless the less fortunate.

Elishama said:

"I've witnessed it from one of the most successful businessmen around my area Limpopo (Venda) by the name of Mr Consults Mosefuwa and it gave me a strong challenging motive as I wish to see myself doing the same in coming years.
"He donated food parcels to more than four different communities. I salute him and I pray for God to strengthen him to keep doing the good work."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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