The Randburg Local and Long Distance Taxi Association (RULLDTA) bought and delivered grocery packets to people in dire needs in the formal and informal settlements around the areas of Kyasand, Diepsloot, Zandspruit, Lanseria and Cosmo City in the municipalities of Johannesburg and Mogale City, respectively.
The event was held on Thursday, 21 May at the RULLDTA’s offices in Ferndale, Randburg. The event was attended by executive members of RULLDTA such as chairman Edward Singo and his deputy Daniel Dembe; secretary Mosodi Tlometsane, treasurer Freddy Tshigabe and public relations officer Watson Mabaso – among others. Vusi Thwala, Santaco Johannesburg regional chairman was the main guest at the event.
“We had to assist those on need during these tough times as many people in our areas are hugely affected,’ said treasurer Tshigambe.
He said the grocery packs would go a long way into helping families to put food on the tables as not everyone was getting some of the food parcels that government and some NGOs were giving to communities countrywide.
“There is a need to help our people and, as an association working and operating within these communities we are fully aware of this need to eat healthy and we don’t want people not to eat at these times ,” said Tshigombe.
“After all, they are our customers,” he added.
A number of communities in the country are in desperate need of food and shelter as the COVID-19 pandemic spread wildly in many provinces – especially in provinces like Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal as well as Eastern Cape.