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City helps to equip Nakhlistan feeding scheme volunteers​​​<p>​Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services, Alderman JP Smith, handed over 300 masks and 300 pairs of goggles to the organisation in Rylands – just hours before hundreds of wood fires were set to be lit to cook food for thousands of needy persons.</p><p>The annual tradition, now in its 34th year, happens at the end of the holy month of Ramadaan.</p><p>‘This is an example of how the community and the City of Cape Town are able to work together to help those in need. I have assisted in the annual Nakhlistan cook before, so I tip my hat to the volunteers who will be manning the pots this evening and ensuring that those less fortunate will be able to enjoy a hearty meal as part of Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations,’ said Alderman Smith.</p><p>More than 169 pots of aknie will be cooked on wood fires, comprising four tons of meat, 3,7 tons of rice, 3 tons of potatoes and 1,5 tons of onions.</p><p>‘The month of Ramadan is a period of deep reflection and spiritual renewal through prayer, charity and generosity and I would like to wish all Muslim residents Eid Mubarak as the month of Ramadan draws to a close. I am delighted and honoured to be a part of this wonderful tradition of giving,’ added Alderman Smith. </p><p> <strong>End</strong></p>2018-06-13T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891d;GP0|#e3c03ac1-845c-4119-815d-e796340463ba;L0|#0e3c03ac1-845c-4119-815d-e796340463ba|Community newsGP0|#b480eb1b-cfa8-45cf-ab3d-21f848f482e9;L0|#0b480eb1b-cfa8-45cf-ab3d-21f848f482e9|safety and security;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#3132c6e7-dd97-4f6d-8995-606e803ed190;L0|#03132c6e7-dd97-4f6d-8995-606e803ed190|social services;GP0|#c2452c56-2dfc-4695-8a15-82d43195f831;L0|#0c2452c56-2dfc-4695-8a15-82d43195f831|mayoral committee member1

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