Takuana Ne Shome threw a surprise party for the community yesterday at Mothunzini park in SNS, Mamelodi East.
The purpose of the party was to celebrate Heritage Day with the community. They prepared a cultural meal for them and served everyone in the community. The meal was including Pap, cabbage, walky-talkies, chicken, beetroot and potatoes.
“We were celebrating Heritage Day, we cooked for the community and about 90 people from the came on board and joined us. I feel grateful that we saw that the community needed this and they even asked if we could have another similar event because they have enjoyed the party”, said Johanna Mashapa, the Manager.
The organization invited a health promoter, Mokgadi Moyo to give the community a health talk. Condoms were also handed out to the members of the community. Most of the youth, as well as elderlies, attended the event. Other local company such as Roots Super Market and Butchery sponsored with vegetables, City Storm Spares with R500 donation, Bafana Liquor Store with R200 donation and Pakistani Bakery donated bread.
“I’m happy with what they did for us. I didn’t know what was happening, I thought they were cooking to sell the food in the park but when I got there they were for us and I started inviting others. I have enjoyed the food. If it was possible I will suggest they come every day. Not just me but other people in the community. They must keep it up and continue to serve the community”, said Rubben Mabusela, one of the community member. The team is planning to have another event on World Aids Day.
By: Fortunate Machaba