MAID DONATES PAY TO HELP ZIMBAS IN SA
A Zimbabwean domestic worker in Johannesburg has donated R3,000 of her R7,500-a-month salary to families in distress because of the coronavirus.
Judy Murambinda, who came to South Africa in 2009, was touched by desperate calls for assistance from fellow Zimbabweans who posted
messages on social media platform Facebook asking for donations of food and other basic necessities.
She told Groundup that she decided to use R3,000 of her salary to buy electricity and food for gardeners, domestic workers and street hawkers who she said were bearing the brunt of COVID-19 lockdown.
Many said their employers were not paying them during the lockdown.
She paid amounts of up to R200 using an e-wallet system.
“I normally donate my monthly tithe to the church but this month I couldn’t do that due to the lockdown. I ended up spending more money than I pay to my church after I received numerous requests from desperate people.”
Beneficiary Nicholas Tapfumaneyi wrote, “Hello people I got assistance through this post.Thanks.”
Nqobile Nepare said,” Thank you, Judy, I got help from your post. God bless you.”
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