Mamelodi Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe and the companies he is associated with have donated R1 billion to assist curb the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa.
Announcing the contribution, Motsepe said: “We are purchasing sanitizers, disinfectants, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are in discussions with government, health workers and other stakeholders to assist with acquiring other equipment and making resources available which are essential for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic."
“We’ve been advised that access to water for regularly washing hands is crucial for slowing and limiting the spread of the coronavirus. We are therefore providing water to poor rural and urban communities by purchasing water tanks (jojos), drilling and equipping for borehole water and also building sanitary facilities.”
Motsepe's companies and organizations are:
- Motsepe Foundation
- African Rainbow Capital (ARC)
- African Rainbow Minerals (ARM)
South Africa has 1,170 reported cases of the virus, while one person has passed away from complications caused by it.