Skeem Saam’s Cornet on charity struggles: The local government has failed us

The actor is looking for sponsorships and support to help those in need

14 December 2018 - 06:00 By Kyle Zeeman
Cornet Mamabolo is determined to give back despite government apparently not giving him enough support.
Cornet Mamabolo is determined to give back despite government apparently not giving him enough support.
Image: Instagram/ Cornet Mamabolo

It has been several months since Skeem Saam actor Cornet Mamabolo officially launched his community library to help underprivileged youth, and the star is still struggling to get support from local government.

The star opened the library in his home village of Maripathekong, in GaMolepo, Limpopo in May as part of his Cornet Mamabolo Foundation. It took three years to complete. Speaking to Sowetan, Cornet said he wanted to inspire the community to read and improve education in the area.

But his "dream come true" has hit a speed bump, as local authorities have apparently not been much help.

Taking to social media this week, Cornet posted an update on the library and slammed some of the powers that be in the area.

"Our local government has failed us. But with your contributions we will go a long way. Please spread the word! A simple sharing of this message will make a difference," he wrote.

He explained that the foundation was a non-profit organisation and relies on donations to keep the library functioning. 

The foundation has several volunteers from the area who work at the library and Cornet asked for assistance to help keep them motivated.

"Donations can be any how: groceries, school uniform, money, internet access data or airtime."

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