Siya Kolisi and Faf du Plessis help people in need during lockdown

11 May 2020 - 12:04
By Unathi Nkanjeni
 Faf du Plessis and Siya Kolisi joined forces to feed needy people in Cape Town.
Image: instagram/@thatcapetownkid Faf du Plessis and Siya Kolisi joined forces to feed needy people in Cape Town.

Proteas cricketer Faf du Plessis has joined forces with Bok rugby captain Siya Kolisi to provide food packages for those in need in Cape Town.

The pair, with the help of their wives, reached out to residents and donated food parcels in Bonteheuwel, on the Cape Flats.

The World Cup-winning captain and his wife Rachel launched their Kolisi Foundation and have been hard at work delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals and feeding those seriously affected by Covid-19 in the Eastern Cape.

Du Plessis hailed the “amazing work” done by the Kolisi Foundation.

Food Lover's Market, Drink Soma and PAN Cooking Oil helped donate the food and arranged collection.

“This post is not about us but I want to honour Siya Kolisi and Rachel Kolisi and the Kolisi Foundation for the amazing work you guys do to help people,” Du Plessis wrote on Instagram.

“Thank you for helping us in a big way yesterday so that we can keep doing our part to help people in need and spread some love during this time. Yesterday we saw how many people coming together and giving their best can change a community. They are the heroes.”

His wife, Imari, added: “Anyone can make a difference, it starts by realising that we all can contribute. It doesn’t have to be grand. Start where you are, with what you have and with who you are.

“Today we took part in a special delivery encouraging a community to keep on shining. Special thanks to our generous partners who fuelled this big cook.”