- A young man, Martin Venter, has been supporting his family since he was 15
- He was retrenched during the lockdown and has been unable to get UIF because he does not have an ID book or birth certificate
- Nickey and Pieter Jooste asked if someone could help him
Martin Venter has not had it easy. He had to leave school to work because his mom could not support him or his siblings, a sister who is 13 now, and a brother, 15.
Since he was 15 he was responsible for providing for his family, his dad died when he was young and his mom was in a car accident and can't work.
The lockdown has been devastating for him and his family. He was retrenched but could not claim UIF because he did not have an ID book. His parents had not registered him at birth.
Briefly.co.za learned that he had begun the process of registering himself but the process has been put on hold until Level 1 of the lockdown.
Martin revealed he and his siblings live in a caravan and have very little, he is desperate to sort his ID out to claim UIF or get another job.
He has no idea what he is going to do to support his family. The Good Morning Angels (GMA) asked their listeners if they could help Martin in any way.
What really blew Martin away is what GMA did next, they gifted Martin with R10 000.
He broke down in tears on the phone and said that he couldn't believe it.
Nickey and Pieter Jooste requested that GMA help Martin and it's thanks to them that he has been given a huge gift that will help his family.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Siya Kolisi and his wife Rachel are also playing their part in making sure that South Africa's most needy people are taken care of during this difficult time.
Mzansi is currently in lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic and many South Africans have no means of survival.
The captain of the Springboks and his wife have launched the "each one, feed one" campaign which donates food to the needy.
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