- A woman went online to thank her uncle for providing food for them during the lockdown
- He started a vegetable garden and was able to feed his family during these difficult times
- Social media users praised the man for his hard but inspiring work
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A woman has taken to social media to thank her uncle for feeding their family during the lockdown. The man started a vegetable garden where he grows various greens, including cabbage and spinach.
Thabsile Amanda Memela shared her tribute on the #ImStaying Facebook page. She posted pictures of the garden and thanked the man for working hard despite his struggles.
"Sometimes he struggles to get crops, pipes to water his plants but he's a hard worker who's very passionate."
The garden provides them with red and green cabbage, spinach and corn. The family have been able to eat during the lockdown which has seen many others succumb to poverty and hunger. Social media users praised the man for looking out for his family. Facebook user Iro Deborah Kakavelakis said:
"Let's all get growing, the next few months are going to be tough on families."
Ingrid Krebs-Germann said:
"Wish more people would grow their own vegetables, so much healthier and obviously not as costly, but does take time and patience!"
Moyra Elizabeth Woodward said:
"Magnificent. Well done to your uncle."
Belinda Bekker said:
"Well done! We all need to go back to this way of life. We grew up with home-planted vegetables."
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Meanwhile, other stories are emerging about people being helped during the desperation of lockdown conditions. Briefly.co.za previously reported that BI Phakathi shared a video of himself and his associates handing out a food parcels in Alexandra township.
The video was posted on Facebook and inspired many social media users who felt that he was doing more than the government. At present, the government is offering R350 monthly for Covid-19 unemployment relief.
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