Liabiloe Ramoholi yesterday continued with her charity targeted needy members of society.
Ms Ramoholi, who is Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s partner, yesterday visited marginalised members of the Ha-Moruthoane community to assess their needs.
The move, she said, was inspired by the Deputy Minister of Finance, Matšepo Ramakoae. During yesterday’s visit, Ms Ramoholi first visited 100-year-old Mathabang Rantšilonyane of Ha-Phalole village, who is disabled and needs a hearing aid.
Lying helplessly on her bed, Ms Rantsilonyane called out to Ms Ramoholi: “I thank the Holy God that you visited me today, and all I want is to return back to God.”
Ms Rantsilonyane is being taken care of by her daughter-in-law, Mathabo Rantsilonyane, who is unemployed and relies on donations from well-wishers for survival.
The centenarian also requested that a special prayer be made before Ms Ramoholi’s departure.
Another elderly villager she visited was 80-year-old ‘Makeletso Mofokotsane, who cannot walk, has been disabled since 1995 and suffers from constant diarrhea.
Of all the families visited, Ms Ramoholi said she was moved by Ms Mofokotsane and Ms Rantsilonyane’s state of health, promising to buy them wheelchairs to help them move around.
“These two are in need of wheelchairs, so I came here to find out what their specific needs are so that I provide them with the appropriate help,” Ms Ramoholi said.
Another lucky elderly woman visited by Ms Ramoholi was 90-year-old ‘Mabatho Makhaola, who suffers from chronic amnesia.
This disorder also moved Ms Ramoholi that she promised to seek medical held for her.
“I am going to send ‘M’e Makhaola to my doctor for proper diagnosis so that she can get help,” Ms Ramoholi said.
Meanwhile, Ms Ramoholi’s next charity stop is Matlameng in the Leribe district on Monday next week, while the following day, she returns to Mapoteng to fetch community members who are in dire need of medical attention and bring them back to Maseru .
Ms Ramoholi was in Mapoteng, Berea, last week, on the first leg of her charity crusade, where she donated groceries and wheelchairs to some needy members of the community.2014-07-17