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SAPS Head Offices SA Ploughs Back Mduduzi Nkosi NKOMAZI Christmas came early to the Nkomazi communities as Head Office SA donated school uniforms, gifts to hospitalised kids, clothes and food parcels to an orphanage centre. According to Head Office SA co-founder Shaun Battlemann, the organisation came down because of a lady who was born and raised at Schoemandsal. Thuli Magagula, who works at Head Office SA, said that she recommended to her employers that it was going to be a good thing if they donate to the community where she grew from. “The most important thing in the country is the future and these kids here are the future of South Africa and for them to lead the country to the right direction they must be educated. Head Office SA is here to make sure that the poor of the poorest don’t drop out of school because they either don’t have shoes or a school uniform. Giving is within our hearts but we are happy that we also got something that money cannot buy and that is love,” said Battlemann. Speaking at Zithulele primary school, Battlemann also promised to come back and donate school uniforms because of the warm hands they were welcomed with and the love they received from both the educators and the parents of the pupils. “We will come back here again next year because we have noticed that there’s a need for us to come back as there are lots of kids that need the uniforms,” he said. Meawhile the Zithulele primary school governing body chairperson could not hide his happiness. “By donating these school uniforms, you are not only helping Zithulele but you are contributing to the future of the country as these kids may become one of the leaders in the near future,” said Jabulani Mavuso. Fana Ngwenya, who also received the full uniform with a school bag told Nkomazi Observer that he is delighted with the support given to them. “We had no proper uniforms and this was demotivating us to attend school,” he said. Ngwenya further said that most of all he thanks Thuli Magagula for making sure that Head Office SA descended to their shores to donate. Ngwenya, who is part of the pupils who received the donated goods from the Good Samaritan, would like to send his heartfelt appreciation to the Head Office SA.. Later on the day Head Office SA continued to donate gifts to the sick at Shongwe hospital; most of those who received the gifts were children. The Chief Executive Officer of Shongwe hospital appreciated the help given by Head Office SA. “Such people are needed in our communities; here at the hospital we admit different kinds of people, some of them are very poor in a way that they leave without clothes for their kids after giving birth. So these clothes will assist in such situations, once again thanks to Head Office SA,” said the Shongwe hospital CEO. The good Samaritans ended their day by donating food parcels, clothes, books and toys to an orphanage centre at Schoemansdal. After all Thuli remained a heroine to all the beneficiaries as they all showed their appreciation. “Charity begins at home and I could not think of other villages when I negotiated at the office. I also grew up without everything I needed at school so I get touched each time I see someone who is destitute,” she said.