Bread galore for San community

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MEMBERS of the San community in Tsholotsho will receive 100 loaves of bread three times a week from Bakers Inn in Bulawayo as the corporate world begins to respond to pleas to help alleviate starvation in the area.

LINDA CHINOBVA
OWN CORRESPONDENT

Bakers Inn’s gesture was in response to a plea by Jabulani Nkomo, son of the late Vice-President John Nkomo who with his father have been supporting the marginised community with food.

The Nkomo family also built a school for the community to help intergrate them into mainstream society.

Bakers Inn general manager Felix Vhazhure said the donation was meant to honour the late VP, who had adopted seven San children and paid for their education.

“We have stepped in to assist them by donating 100 loaves of bread three times a week for as long as it is necessary,” he said.

Jabulani said he approached Bakers Inn after Tsholotsho authorties informed him the San community was seriously affected by hunger.

“The manager did not hesitate to assist them and that is why today he is presenting bread to them,” he added.

He said he -was looking for more donations like mealie meal to help the community.

A representative of the San, Watch Moyo, said the donation would go a long way in alleviating starvation.

“We really appreciate what you have done for us. It has really come as a surprise to us,” he said.

“The insufficient rainfall has affected crop production leaving us hunger-stricken.”

The San have struggled to transform from a life of hunter-gatherers and do little subsistence farming.