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Buyanga’s AGM donates foodstuffs to thousands in SA

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Buyanga’s AGM donates foodstuffs to thousands in SA. The African Medallion Group yesterday donated various foodstuffs and goods to the Zimbabwe community and other foreigners living in South Africa.

AMG provided more than 120 Zimbabwean families and thousands of foreigners with the foodstuffs and goods for consumption during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

Zimbabwean businessman, Frank Buyanga who is now in South Africa owns AMG and yesterday joined his officials in handing over the foodstuffs to the beneficiaries in Johannesburg and Mpumalanga, among various areas in the neighbouring country.eMalahleni Local Municipality Mayor, Linah Malatjie was quoted expressing gratitude over the companies that have helped with emergency food aid that has brought relief in the municipality during the coronavirus lockdown.

The municipality received food donations for Emalaheni residents from AMG and the Pan African Business Forum (PABF) which were meant for 160 informal settlements in the area.

Speaking of behalf of the mayor, an official from her office, John Sikhosana said:

“As a nation when things like this happen, we try our best to help. However, with limited resources we were not serving our people the way we wanted. We then issued a notice for individuals with means or companies to help out. AMG heeded our call and we hope others come onboard as well.

“Most of the people that benefitted from the donation are informal workers like hawkers and vendors. The lockdown has hit them very hard and these are desperate times for them.”

AMG chief executive, Itai Maunganidze said it was their duty to lend a helping hand to those in need.

“President Cyril Ramaphosa has requested all of us to open our hearts and to help flatten the curve,” he said.

Representing the PABF, Ladislas Agbesi, said: “As Africans, we can’t allow other people to come to help our own people when as business people we are around. We have decided to commit this multimillion-rand support to local people in municipalities and rural areas. We will go to any area that the government has decided. We will fight this pandemic together and win.”

Source – H-METRO