United Party for National Development Chapter in South Africa today dished out several food parcels and money to Zambians struggling with the effect of lock down in South Africa.
Chapter secretary Dr.Munchindu said it was just impossible as a caring party not to do anything to help fellow compatriots who are really in very difficult situations. As a caring party, we had to step-in and do something because a lot of Zambian families need help. A lot of our Zambian people here are in the informal sector and they can’t do their work and businesses as they are not yet allowed to operate. It is difficult times for a lot of our people.
Mrs Sandra Mwaba, who is the Chair lady for the UPND Women’s Committee in South Africa further added that we have been able to reach over 20 families in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Limpopo and we are continuing with this social Covid 19 relief program till the lock down is completely lifted in SA. Those Zambians who are not in Gauteng, we could not hand over food parcels but we had to send them Shoprite vouchers so they can use them to get food for their families at shop rites in their respective cities and towns. . Mrs Mwaba further urged everyone not receiving help now to be patient as the number of people needing help is overwhelming but the UPND SA Chapter together with UPND Women’s committee will do whatever they can to help all Zambians regardless of political affiliations during this difficult time.
Fiston Nyambe, a Zambian social activist in South Africa who is involved in helping affected Zambian families in Johannesburg who need help, thanked the UPND in South Africa for taking care of so many families in this difficult times. The fact that UPND gave food and money to all Zambians without asking for party membership makes it really very humbling to all of us as Zambians in the diaspora, said Fiston Nyambe.
UPND in South Africa has vowed to continue to provide social relief to all Zambians.