Vuvuzela blast heralds Africa Day celebration at Thembalami

Mary Brislin and Josephine Sithole had a front row seat when the Africa Day cake was cut.

Thembalami and MODA care centre’s Africa Day celebration may have been a little late but is was still a colourful affair!

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on May 25 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world.

When the Rand Aid care centre, based in Lombardy East, held its celebration on June 8, the dining hall was filled with conversation and laughter, interspersed by distinctive vuvuzela blasts.

“We served tea and cake to the residents. The Gogos from the Zamokuhle outreach programme that we run, also sang a few beautiful songs. And when it was time for us to sing the national anthem, we stood and did so with pride,” says Thembalami social worker Lara Hurwitz.

She adds that the occupational therapy department made SA flag brooches for everyone and also did the wall decorations.

Look how much fun was had by all:

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