ANOTHER 300KM WALK FROM EMBALENHLE TO NELSPRUIT
Sibosiso Hlolweni has a heart for the people in Govan Mbeki Municipality. Sibosiso has spoken to The Bulletin on several occasions on the plight of some of the people here in our area. A little while ago he donated a wheelchair to an elderly lady that couldn’t use her old one anymore. He mustered the help of several members of the community to rebuild a new structure for an old man so that he can sleep better.
Now he is doing it again!
Sisbusiso is going to walk from eMbalenhle (Govan Mbeki Municipality) to Nelspruit. This walk is intended to raise funds to build houses for struggling elderly persons, child-headed families and people living with disabilities.
His first walk of this kind was on February 14, 2015, from eMbalenhle to Nelspruit. This walk was a great success since more than 10 families got their first-ever homes, cutesy of Mpumalanga provincial government.
The walk will start on 14 February and will end on the 19th of February. They will start in eMbalenhle and has invited members of the community to join them on the first short leg of their walk.
They are hoping to raise money to build 50 houses for struggling families from eMbalenhle, Bethal/eMzinoni, Hendrina, Carolina, Waterval Boven and Nelspruit. This walk was inspired firstly by the solo walk by Sibusiso Hlolweni in 2015 and the struggling families on our list.
Sibusiso Hlolweni will no longer walk alone this time but will be joined by Lucas Jani and Lucky Sithole, both renowned athletes from Mpumalanga province. They both represented Mpumalanga and South Africa in international athletics.
They are assisted by two NGOs, NDP foundation and Lathoma, who will assist in collecting funds and help with the building project.
Attached are also photos of the conditions in which some of the families are living. The conditions are appalling, to say the least. Some of the dwellings have no floor and mattresses are placed on the soil directly.
They have hope that this walk will change their conditions forever, therefore it’s very important that this walk becomes a success. Should it not succeed, many families will be so disappointed since they have all hopes on this program.
Those who are willing to participate on this walk can contact Sibusiso Hlolweni on 067 317 0580 or WhatsApp 0826352782.
You may also contact the Bulletin if you are able to help Sibosiso, Lucas and Lucky in their quest to help others.