Gift of the Givers has provided assistance to over a thousand soldiers in the Northern Cape whose possessions were destroyed in a fire that claimed the lives of six soldiers.
Friday’s incident occurred after a fire spread through the Lohatla training center of the force. Three additional SANDF personnel were injured in the incident.
According to Gift of the Givers, this incident was regrettable because the deceased soldiers were breadwinners.
Imtiaz Sooliman, founder of Gift of the Givers: “The SANDF has made an urgent request for apparel, including underwear, hygiene packs, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, face cloths, hand towels, sanitary pads, energy drinks, and blankets. Gift of the Givers teams are loading our truck with the requested items in Johannesburg, while other team members are procuring additional supplies from wholesalers this morning prior to the seven-hour journey.”