Israel Makoe (PHOTO:GALLO IMAGES)
The coronavirus may be wreaking havoc
on the economy and people’s livelihoods – the country is in lockdown to help
reduce transmission of the virus, school are closed and people are working from
home or often not at all – but some celebrities are stepping in to help.
Actors Israel Makoe and Presley
Chweneyagae teamed up with the Southern African Youth Movement on a mission to
feed the hungry.
Israel became a household name when
he played the role of a vicious criminal in Yizo Yizo and Presley first rose to
fame when he played the role of a hijacker in the Oscar-winning movie Tsotsi. But
they’re not anything like the characters they played in the past. They recently
went to Alexandra township to donate food parcels, masks and sanitisers to the
victims of a fire.
Taking to Twitter, Israel wrote
“Charity begins at home”.
The actors are planning on
going to five different provinces on a mission to try and help South Africans who’ve
been hard hit by the pandemic.
“Let's do our part. Let's level the
curve. We going to 5 provinces,” Israel