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Nomcebo’s foundation donated to over 200 people living in shelters.

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Nomcebo’s foundation donated to over 200 people living in shelters.

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When she learned of the terrible tornado that just damaged families’ houses in Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal, her heart fell. The tornado caused damage to almost 7,000 homes, and 200 people were placed in shelters. Award-winning singer Nomcebo Zikode organised friends to donate to Tongaat tornado victims through her charity, according to Zimoja.

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Nomcebo spent the day handing out blankets, non-perishable food packs and toiletries to the victims of the tornado. “This disaster was very tragic,” she said. “I felt it was important for us to come here promptly and lend a helping hand. It was very hard to not feel sorry for these people because they already don’t have it easy”, she explained. Seeing the beaming faces of the survivors has brought joy to her heart. “It’s really the small things that matter.”

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She launched the Nomcebo Zikode Foundation in 2021 after years of privately donating school uniforms, sanitary towels and food parcels. “Giving runs in my blood,” she said. “It has made me the person I am today. I believe in giving back to the people who have supported me throughout my career and helped me reach my success.”

Her foundation is all about helping disadvantaged and abused women, children, the elderly,and those in the creative arts sector. “This is something very close to my heart, it keeps me humble and grounded,” Nomcebo pledged to continuously engage with the affected communities. “We intend to continue participating in initiatives that foster positive outcomes for the disadvantaged. It also is keen to drive impact with organisations that share the same mission, vision, and values.”

Over R1.3 billion in losses have been assessed by the province’s Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs as a result of the severe storms that struck various parts of the province.

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Over R480 million is accounted for by the eThekwini Metro alone. Sboniso Mngadi, the spokesperson, stated that in addition to 20 schools suffering significant damage, more over 7,000 houses were also impacted. Roads, bridges, community centres, and electrical facilities were also severely impacted. Twelve people died in the province as a result of the storm.

 

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