- Skeem Saam actress Pebetsi Matlaila has made an emotional plea to fellow citizens to help the needy
- The star said said she has realised that people don't need a charity organisation or foundation to help where they can
- Pebetsi bought food parcels for for families living in a "desperate and "hopeless" situation in Germiston
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Skeem Saam actress Pebetsi Matlaila has made an emotional plea to fellow citizens to help the needy.
The star said said she has realised that people don't need a charity organisation or foundation to help where they can.
Pebetsi has done her bit to help struggling families amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
She bought food parcels for for families living in a "desperate and hopeless" situation in Germiston, Primrose.
In a video she shared on her Instagram account, a tearful Pebetsi said the area is densely populated and not good for living in.
"Every time I pass by that place, I always see toilets on the outskirts of the area. I think to myself, so what happens when someone needs the toilet at night. And how safe is it for the young kids in that area and there's sewage in the streets.
"Hai, it's not a good living condition, I don't wish that on anybody, to live like that. I just didn't know people actually live like that and we take so much for granted."
Pebetsi, who plays the character of Mokgadi Matloga on Skeem Saam, said what she saw broke her heart and decided to do something to help.
She captioned her post:
"Let me tell you a story... Do it for the children."
She added that with or without a foundation or charity organisation, she was going to assist.
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Briefly.co.za reported that Mzansi celebs have opened their hearts and wallets in this difficult time to help the less fortunate fellow citizens amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The publication took a look at six entertainers who have stepped up to make sure that they help others during this time of need. One of those stars is gospel singer Dr Rebecca Malope.
The award-winning artist, who recently celebrated her birthday, has been donating food parcels at old age homes that have been affected by the pandemic.
"This is the second home we are visiting today (Wednesday). God is great..."
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