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Soup for change: #NotInMyName cracks down on hunger in Mamelodi

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Non-profit organisation, #NotInMyName, says eradicating poverty and hunger is possible, with the help of all South Africans.

The organisation was out in Mamelodi yesterday, providing soup and much-needed loaves of bread to residents.

This as many Gauteng residents braved one of the coldest weeks on record, with temperatures plummeting below freezing.

#NotInMyName Organiser, Themba Masango , who grew up in Mamelodi, has called on all South Africans to give back to their communities.

The businessman and philanthropist says giving back to his old neighbourhood is an act of love.

Residents have welcomed the intervention, with many unemployed community members expressing their appreciation for the warm meal.

They say the cold snap will now be a bit bearable, thanks to the provisions.

Mamelodi residents have been hit hard in recent years by natural disasters.

More than 1 000 residents remain homeless or displaced after devastating floods rocked the area in 2019 and 2022 respectively .

Flood victims have bemoaned sub-standard living conditions with many of them currently housed at a local community hall.

There have been allegations of rat infestations and overall poor hygiene at the facility.

Victims have also criticised local government for its failure to deliver on its promise of relocating residents.

They have intensified their calls for urgent intervention. Written by Naomi Kobbie

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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