Another feather in the cap for high riding Lulekani Primary netball team
The Village Voice
The high riding Lulekani primary netball team that achieved honours on the national stage by becoming national champs at the recent tourney has received another feather in the cap.
On Sunday, Prophet VC Zitha, the leader of Salvation in Christ Ministry and God with Us TV, based at Matiko XIkaya outside Lulekani gave credit where credit is due.
Prophet Zitha gave the school a cash prize of R10 000 and also showered players, the coaching staff and the team management with gifts.
Each of the young girls who featured for the school at the tournament received a copy of the Bible, T shirt, cash prize of R650 and a back pack.
The player of the tournament received a further R250.
Each parent of the learners received a bag of 10kg rice plus two litres cooking oil.
At his best generous mood, the revered church man gave a cash prize of R1 000 plus a backpack to Phalaborwa Speak Out led by Edmond Mbetse that has become the mouthpiece of the people of Phalaborwa and surrounding areas.
He also gave shoes, trousers and shirts to 70 kids from Ntshuxeko primary school in the vicinity as well as 10 kg rice and two litres cooking oil to several destitute women.
Prophet Zitha said he was informed about the team’s success by the team’s coach Mrs Khomisani Ceko, who is a member of his church.
The Lulekani girls beat the odds and brought the bacon home at the national schools tournament held in Boksburg.
Giving the awards, Prophet Zitha said: “If we do not appreciate our people who do good, who will do it?”
He said sports are a job in today’s world, and told the girls that if they worked hard the future looked bright.
He said some could even get scholarships to study abroad and the world could be an oyster for them.
Emotions got the better of Lulekani primary school principal Gilmour Rivoningo Mhlari and he wept.
But after summoning his composure, he explained how grateful he was to see everything that was happening at his school.
He thanked the church, the Ceko family and all teachers at the school.