Food parcels were donated by the Chinese embassy in South Africa in Pretoria's Refilwe township, South Africa, June 29, 2020. (File photo: Agencies)
The Chinese embassy in South Africa has donated 1,000 food parcels to the underprivileged community in Pretoria's Refilwe township.
PRETORIA, June 30 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese embassy in South Africa on Monday donated 1,000 food parcels to the underprivileged community in Pretoria's Refilwe township.
Charge D'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in South Africa Li Nan said the donation was to show solidarity and assist the struggling community who are affected by the COVID-19.
"We share the same suffering and feelings of the African and South African brothers and sisters. More than before, we need to work together to fight this pandemic. We strongly believe by fighting together we will win the final victory," said Li.
The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) President Bathabile Dlamini thanked the Chinese and the Communist Party of China (CPC) for their benevolence.
She said the ANC and CCP enjoy cordial relations. "Comrades in China have done a lot for us. They have walked with us a long journey. We are grateful for the donation and we see it is from their heart. Thank you China, thank you."
One of the beneficiaries Francina Ditshego told Xinhua that they are grateful for the donation. She said she will share the food with six members of his family.