MUT donates sanitary products to its neighbour, in honour of Mandela

Daniel Krishna, right, accepts the precious gift from MUT’s Nonto Mjadu while MUT and Place of Safety members look on

In 2009 the UN declared July 18 a Nelson Mandela Day. This is the day on which the world icon was born in Mvezo, a small village on the banks of the Mbashe River in the Eastern Cape. Like everybody the world over, MUT observes this day that brings hope to the needy. Being inspired by the idea of creating a caring society, which was so central in Mandela’s heart, MUT responded to the call to help the less fortunate. On 18 July 2017, MUT donated a box full of sanitary pads, diapers and wipes to the 17 girls and eight toddlers at its neighbour, Umlazi Place of Safety. The place’s Corporate Support Administrator, Daniel Krishna, said the gesture was “very appropriate; very handy! We are grateful.”