Lockdown shelters in Tshwane helping reunite the homeless with their families
Some South Africans are taking the nation-wide lockdown as an opportunity to find their relatives.
The City of Tshwane is in a bid to reunite the homeless with their families through a reunification programme that is being led by their community and social development services department.
The city's administrator spokesperson Omogolo Taunyane-Mnguni says the city has registered approximately 2,500 homeless people on their data base and while there have been some challenges in identifying them, there have been a few cases where family members have approached shelters.
It has been a challenge to identify who they really are, there are people who are mentally ill and therefore won't really have a clear recollection of where home is and who their family members are. But we have had a few cases where families have come to some of our sites to say this is who we are looking for, can you try and help us...Omogolo Taunyane-Mnguni, Spokesperson for Tshwane administrator
We had a case last week where about three families were reunited with some of the people who were at two different sites. However, one of the families had expressed that it was a bit difficult to take the particular person back home because, as you may know, they might be ill or asymptomatic so they are keeping some of the people there on-site and once we have confirmed that they are clear and can go home, then we would release them.Omogolo Taunyane-Mnguni, Spokesperson for Tshwane administrator
If you are looking for a loved one who you suspect is at a Tshwane shelter, contact the group head of the department for community and social development services, Mr Tich Mekhoe on 0662524370 or email email@example.com
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