Billiat drops R100k to help Zim school


Khama Billiat has joined Nyasha Mushekwi and Marshall Munetsi's acts of charity in their native Zimbabwe after making his first big donation to his former school.

The Kaizer Chiefs star joins fellow Zimbabwe internationals like Muskekwi and Munetsi who are using their privileged positions to plough back into their communities.

The Khama Billiat Foundation made its first donation since it was launched last month after donating a consignment of sports equipment worth R100 000 to his former primary school Gwinyiro in Mufakose.

The boxes of goods contained football and netball kits, cones and sanitary pads.

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"I was giving back to the school that I went to. I brought some sanitary pads, soccer kits, netball kits," the Amakhosi star was quoted by The Herald.

"It took a long for me to do it, I don't know why but I thought, maybe, I would do it with the Khama Billiat Foundation.

"It is not about soccer only, we just want to try and help as much as we can, and that includes the disadvantaged people and the disabled people.

"Everyone needs help but we should be honest with ourselves that there are some people who need help more than others."

The foundation is currently run by eight members with some based in Zimbabwe, while the rest are in South Africa.

Former Mamelodi Sundowns striker Mushekwi recently bought a brand new, state-of-the-art bus that cost $120 000 (R1.8-million) for his former club CAPS United.

Ex-Orlando Pirates midfielder Munetsi took more than 60 children under his wing and will pay for all their school fees.

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