Food parcels and blankets were recently distributed to a hundred families in the Northern Cape that have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Police spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana said the Northern Cape Chinese Community, in partnership with the Northern Cape Community Policing Board, extended helping hands by distributing food parcels, including blankets, to the Phillipstown community.
“Smiles were evident on the faces of the hundred recipients who received food parcels.
“Among the recipients were people living with disabilities and elderly persons. The most senior person to receive food parcels and the blanket was an 86-year-old granny,” Tawana said.
The event was held at Phillipsvale Primary School in Phillipstown on Friday, 18 February 2022.
The Northern Cape Provincial SAPS Band kept the audience entertained with lively music.
Tawana said Lu, a Chinese Community leader, was very emotional when he addressed the community.
“We are distributing these food parcels in partnership with the Northern Cape Provincial Community Policing Board to reach out to the needy. We all know the impact of Covid-19. Some lost their lives, and others lost their source of income as the results of Covid-19,” he said.
The Northern Cape Provincial Community Policing Board Chairperson, Ephraim Homan, welcomed the partnership displayed by the Chinese community in Northern Cape.
He pleaded with other business communities to do the same, or more to emulate the Chinese community by plowing back into their neighborhoods, to fight crime by joining patrollers in blue.