Kaiser Motaung Jnr Foundation donates food packages in the Mpondo Kingdom

by HRH Stella Sigcau

25 June 2020

Kaizer Motaung Jnr, the son of Kaizer Chiefs FC founder Kaizer Motaung Snr, on 23 June 2020 led a delegation to Lwandlolubomvu Great Place, Ntabankulu in the Mpondo Kingdom. He donated 400 food packages and masks to families that have been affected by poverty and Covid-19 through the Kaiser Motaung Jnr Foundation.

The Foundation which was founded by the former Kaizer Chiefs FC striker has been hard at work donating to various communities which have been hit hard especially by Covid-19 and poverty nationwide reaching out also to the remote rural areas of the country. The Lwandlolubomvu Royal Family had requested assistance to support families affected by Covid-19 and poverty in the Lwandlolubomvu Administrative Area. The Foundation heeded to this call through these donations including to the soccer teams in the areas.

Soccer in the Mpondo Kingdom is one of the popular sporting and recreational activities. The Kaizer Motaung Jnr Foundation also donated soccer kits to local club Matshona Youngsters under 15s and food packages and masks to the  Matshona Youngsters (seniors) soccer team which were in attendance. According to Mr Sikelela Mtangayi who is the coach of these teams and coordinator of the Nkosi Ntsikayezwe Sigcau Soccer Tournament, “the presence of Kaizer Motaung Jnr, who is a footballer himself, inspired the team members as they prepare for the coming season” He also informed that due to high levels of poverty in the area, challenges included infrastructure and training equipment and assistance in this regard was needed. He expressed gratitude for the donations.

In attendance also was Princess Gabo Moroka who is the member of the executive of the National House of Traditional Leaders who shared with the villagers the importance of sustainable farming in fighting poverty and the important role of women in farming. Her Foundation, Princess Gabo Foundation, has concluded a partnership on farming with Afri forum.

Kaizer Motaung Jnr remarked that he felt honoured and well received by the community of Lwandlolubomvu and this won’t be the last time they come to Lwandlolubomvu and that he looked forward to partnering and working together with the Royal family on other developmental initiatives. In attendance were also representatives from Cogta, Safa, Ntabankulu Kaizer Chiefs supporters club who were dressed in Kaizer Chiefs t-shirts and made a guard of honour for the delegation. Covid-19 safety regulations were observed including wearing of masks and sanitization.

Nkosi Jongilanga Sigcau, who is the Head: Lwandlolubomvu Traditional Council and Chairperson of the Alfred Nzo District Local House of Traditional Leaders thanked Kaizer Motaung Jnr and the delegation for supporting the initiatives of the Lwandlolubomvu Royal Family in fighting Covid-19 and in poverty alleviation; and that as the Royal family and Council they look forward to partnering on other developmental projects that seek to empower lives in the rural areas. He thanked everyone who contributed and for their attendance.