GOOD Samaritans brought cheer to Anathi Betiwe this week after he lost both his parents in a shack fire two weeks ago.
After Daily Sun published the sad story of his parents’ death in the fire in Mfuleni, Cape Town, well-wishers and the manager of Goal Supermarket came forward.
Lwando Dandala from the shop in Philippi East said: “After I read the story in the newspaper, it troubled me the whole day.
“I called Daily Sun to get the details of the family.
“When I visited them, the boy looked miserable but luckily his gogo was there from the Eastern Cape.
“We donated groceries to the family and school clothes to the boy. We will also help the family with the burial in Eastern Cape.”
Anathi’s gogo Reginah (60) said she was happy people cared for her family.
“We realise as a family we are not alone. We thank all the people who helped us,” she said.
Gogo Reginah said her son, Anathi’s father, was the breadwinner and was planning to marry the boy’s mum.
“My son built our house in the Eastern Cape and looked after his kids, sisters and nephews,” she said.
The family is still waiting for DNA results from the police before the funeral can be arranged in Queenstown.
Anathi told the People’s Paper: “I remember what my father spoke about and I want to fulfil what we discussed.
“I want to be a doctor one day and help people who are hurt.”