KZN Health MEC thankful for CFCI Church's donation of 20 000 surgical masks

28 April 2020

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Ms Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu has thanked the Covenant Fellowship Church International (CFCI) for boosting the fight against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID – 19) through the donation of 20 000 surgical masks.

During the handover of the masks, at Thokozani Clinic, eSikhaleni, under King Cetshwayo District today, MEC Simelane-Zulu said the gesture would go a long way to protect healthcare workers.

"We really appreciate the role of the church. There is not a single Government in the world that can win a war such as the one we have, against a pandemic such as this one, on its own. The church is one sphere of society that is closest to the people. We therefore urge other church leaders to draw from this example set by prophet and prophetess Dhlomo, and find ways to get involved and fight this pandemic."

Explaining the motivation behind the donation, CFCI leader Apostle Mandlenkosi Collins Dhlomo said: "We have frontline workers who are at the forefront of the battle. If they get defeated, everyone is vulnerable. So, this is an offering from the church. Members of the church, the business community within the church, and the church leadership, need to say to the world that, 'the church is right there, involved with you. We are feeling the pain that is there.'"

The handover of the masks was preceded by a mass screening and testing drive which took place at Esikhaleni Mall. Since 09 April 2020, King Cetshwayo District has screened a total of 173 320, and tested 294 people. From those tests, 12 people tested positive.

Issued by the KZN Department of Health

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