GOPIO Executive Vice President, Prince Ishwar Ramlutchman Mabheka Zulu, an Indian-origin philanthropist and Humanitarian in South Africa who has championed the art of supporting the underprivileged has taken US-based global organisation to greater heights.
Ishwar Ramlutchman have Built two homes, one for 70-year-old Msizeni Ntuli of rural Mzingazi Area and the other for Mr Gumede in KwaDlangezwa rural community outside Richards Bay in South Africa. These destitute families will now enjoy a peaceful night's sleep for the first time in over decades after they was given a brand-new house.
Ntuli, who suffered a stroke in 1995 forcing him to stay home permanently and Mr Gumede who is blind couldn't get a job will now be able to live in a dignified manner through the actions of Mr Ramlutchman. They both had previously lived in a dilapidated shack which leaked incessantly during heavy downpours.
Mr Ntuli said that he would now sleep peacefully every night knowing that he had a proper roof over his head. "I am beyond delighted, because I've been living in my rundown house since 2008 and I now have a safe and spacious house I can call my own," Ntuli said.
He said that all that he hoped for now was that the government's promises of employment opportunities for the youth would also see his son get a job because they were only surviving on his pension. "Ishwar bhai's role in creating GOPIO chapters and championing social cohesion by working with people of all races is highly admirable," said Lucy Sigaban, President of the Johannesburg South chapter of the GOPIO in South Africa.
"His recognition by His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini Ka BhekuZulu as an adopted son and the only Indian-origin to be appointed as a trustee of the Royal Household in 2010 and to be given the Zulu Royal orders, a Zulu name, Prince Ishwar Ramlutchman Mabheka Zulu, speaks volumes," Sigaban added.