RULLDTA considers the underprivileged for Christmas

It was merrymaking and all smiles on 9 December when Randburg United Local and Long Distance Transport Association (RULLDTA) gave early Christmas gifts to needy residents in Kya Sands, Msawawa, Itsoseng, Lion Park and Diepsloot.

RULLDTA Women’s League initiated the programme to give away groceries to underprivileged families living in the informal settlements.

“Everyone deserves better Christmas celebrations,” said RULLDTA Women’s League chairperson Phindile Shabangu. “We as women at RULLDTA decided to show our presence to the communities and help them where we can. We are focusing on informal settlement residents because most of them do not have private transport and are relying much on us. So we are giving back to them.”

It is very important to support the needy people in our communities, Shabangu said.

“We are working hand in glove with Witkoppen Clinic and social workers to identify the vulnerable members of the community,” she said. “We will definitely continue to give support to the underprivileged and we want to do more next year.”

Informal settlements residents, who received the groceries, said they were happy to be considered for the festive season.

“I do not know how to thank RULLDTA,” said Otilia Ndlovu of Diepsloot. “They are very considerate and they came to us at a good time. I personally did not have money for Christmas groceries, but I will have something to eat with my family because of RULLDTA. I wish they continue doing their best to uplift the communities.”

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