Businesswoman Thobekile Mdlalose donates to families who lost jobs and were affected struck badly by the violent lootings

The violent looting which took place in the month of July in Kwa-Zulu Natal and Gauteng have left a significant dent in the well beings of many families. Breadwinners were killed and harmed and many lost streams of income, thus setting the already fragile economy weaker.

Businesswoman and Philanthropist Thobekile Mdlalose (34) has been gravely moved by the tragedy and has committed to donating food parcels and toiletries to families directly affected by the looting. She will also be imparting entrepreneurial skills to those who have lost employment in helping them create their own wealth. 

 As a businesswoman and Esylife health supplier Thobekile is challenged with the need to help people improve their health and livelihood daily.

“We are already dealing with a serious issue of unemployment already in the country. The COVID-19 pandemic has not been easy. And now to add salt to the wound, people lost employment due to the looting and burning of factories around the country. I wanted to play my part in helping where I can. As an independent business owner, it’s important to keep ploughing back into the community,” says Mdlalose.

 Her business ventures include supplying individuals and businesses with organic Moringa powder with Vitamin A and helps maintain healthy vision, immunity, and Vitamin C which protects the body from pollutants and toxins. She teaches people about the use of Ganoderma coffee which helps to boost the immune system and help with weight loss, fight fatigue, improve memory, increase and Alkaline water, and Xiangzhiling drops to improve immunity. All registered with the SABS and are to help boost the immune system.

  “Everything I do is about helping the betterment of our people. Whether through health, creating employment, or giving back to communities,” Mdlalose says.

 She started her business after her husband fell ill from severe ulcers and was hospitalised. 

 “I had a full-time job at the time, but when my husband fell ill, I needed to take care of him, meaning we both lost our income. I needed to find ways of helping him with his health and also making a business. When I saw the organic products were working along with his prescribed medication, I had second-hand experience and could easily speak from a place of understanding. I started distributing and here we are today. It has been a fulfilling journey for me and my family, and now we are in a position to help people to eat and also create employment, by offering them the products to distribute and make an income. It’s a matter of one hand washes the other.” Mdlalose says.

 These donations and contributions will help families 

“For me, it is about giving those in need the dignity they deserve by keeping their identity a secret while they work on rebuilding their lives and until they are ready to say. But giving is in my nature,” Mdlalose says.

How to get a donation:

Visit and Follow the social media pages and tell us how the looting has affected you and your family. You can also nominate someone who you feel is deserving and tell us why.

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