COVID-19: Lephalale Food Bank for those in need

Premier Chupu Mathabatha

As part of the government’s response to the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic, Limpopo Pre­mier, Chupu Math­a­batha will launch the food bank in Wit­poort, Ga-Sele­ka, Lep­ha­lale in the Water­berg dis­trict on Fri­day.

Provin­cial Social Devel­op­ment MEC, Nkakareng Rak­goale and Water­berg May­or Mor­ris Mataboge will accom­pa­ny Pre­mier Math­a­batha to the launch.

The facil­i­ty is expect­ed to store donat­ed food reserves, includ­ing non-per­ish­able items, and pro­vide them to peo­ple in need free of charge.

Water­berg is one of Limpopo’s COVID-19 hot spots.

The office of the pre­mier said: “Since the out­break of the dead­ly virus, the Limpopo gov­ern­ment and the good Samar­i­tans have donat­ed tens of thou­sands of kinds of food in the province, and many poor fam­i­lies are sur­viv­ing.”

The pre­mier praised the food bank as an inte­gral part of the Limpopo Com­mand Com­mit­tee, which address­es the effects of COVID-19.

Brief­ing the com­mand com­mit­tee in a vir­tu­al meet­ing on Wednes­day, the Prime Min­is­ter expressed con­cern regard­ing the spread of the virus in the min­ing areas.

“The team deployed by the Com­mand Com­mit­tee is close­ly mon­i­tor­ing the sit­u­a­tion in the mines, espe­cial­ly the Sekhukhune and Water­berg areas.

The cur­rent sta­tus of these mines is that of the 72,641 mines, 21,600 min­ers are cur­rent­ly work­ing in about 72 mines includ­ing Lep­ha­lale and Thabaz­im­bi both in the Water­berg region,” the Pre­mier said in a state­ment.

Mean­while, On Thurs­day, June, 11, Limpopo record­ed sev­en new coro­n­avirus cas­es, bring­ing to 271 the total num­ber of cas­es to date.

The province con­firmed 175 recov­er­ies and a new death con­firmed in Polok­wane, which brings to four the num­ber of peo­ple who suc­cumbed to COVID-19 in the province, since the out­break of the virus.

Three new cas­es have been record­ed in the Greater Tza­neen in Mopani region, one of which is in tran­sit.

In the Vhem­be area, Musi­na con­firmed one case, and Thu­lamela con­firmed anoth­er case.

Each case was con­firmed in Thabaz­im­bi and Lep­ha­lale in the Water­berg region.

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