Watch: Local residents restore damage after xenophobic attacks

Kingdom Nation also took the time to pray with the displaced residents; they stood in the centre of the chaos and offered love and kindness to all the foreign nationals.

 

Marabastad, Pretoria – This is the story of the amazing restoration that took place at Marabastad after the recent xenophobic attacks.

The violent xenophobic attacks in the area caused 20 shacks to burn down, leaving a total of 169 people destitute. This group consists of 40 children, 23 females and 106 males of which three are blind.

The city, NGO’s, faith-based organisations and citizens took hands to bring about dignity, restoration and hope. This all through the power of love for one another.

After the violence and attacks, foreign nationals living in the area lost absolutely everything, but these local residents have stepped in to help rebuild their lives.

Already materials for shelters have been provided, counselling is available, and vegetable gardens have started being planted to feed the “lost” community. The grubby walls were transformed into bright images of love and hope; life-giving gardens were planted using efficient water methods and unrecyclable tyres. Those affected from all nations were part of the cleanup and restoration.

Kingdom Nation – The Christian organisation involved – also took the time to pray with the displaced residents; they stood in the centre of the chaos and offered love and kindness to all the foreign nationals.

The truth is that we need to be looking after each other and this is what happens when nation-builders choose to serve in their city and not expect someone else to take care of it.

After the Xenophobic attacks. Watch the cleanup video below:


Sources: Kingdom Nation 
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