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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Prison warders renovate a Hospice for Mandela Day's 67minutes

By: Lindokuhle Mnisi

The Correctional Services Prison warders from the
Pretoria Central Correctional centre renovating the Tumelo
Home and Hospice on Mandela Day.
The Correctional Services Prison warders from the Pretoria Central Correctional centre spent their 67minutes of Mandela Day renovating the Tumelo Home and Hospice situated at Mabopane Block B.

The warders contributed R10 each to buy the materials they used. Among the things they were doing are repairing window panes, cleaning the whole yard, tree cutting and trimming and also painting the inside. Each of the warders also donated one blanket to the hospice.

“We’ve collected money to buy the materials that we’re a using to clean this place. The Correctional service has done the donations,” says Frans Modise, Spiritual care coordinator from Pretoria Central Correctional centre.

Along with them (Warders) were other organizations that have came to offer themselves as part of their 67minutes work. Among others are Department of Health, Department of Auditor general, Department of North Star, Pick n’ Pay, Spar and others. There were also great donations that came from these companies and organizations. The hospice expressed their excitement about the initiative taken to improve the hospice. “There are donations like food, napkins and window glasses. Some are doing carpentry, building us build-in cardboards, repairing ceilings while others are cooking and cleaning. That’s the load they brought to us to show love,” Lorraine Mabusela, Founder and CEO, Tumelo Home and Hospice.

“I feel emotionally happy about what they have done for us. They came in numbers to express their love for the home,” Mabusela added.

On this day one the grannies in the hospice, Dorothy Mosue, was also turning 94years. She enjoyed her birthday on Mandela Day in the hospice. 

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