Tweeps have begged Charlize Theron, a South African-born Hollywood actress, not to pass money given to her cause for KZN flood victims to the government.
South Africans believe that the money should instead be donated to the worldwide non-profit organization Gift of the Givers, which has an immaculate track record of putting donated cash to good use.
Through her Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, Theron established a fundraising for KZN flood victims (CTAOP).
The star also provided information on the organization to whom the funds should be given.
Theron said they as CTAOP see the most critical role as supporting their KZN partners in whatever challenges they face.
“Right now organisations in KZN are reeling, trying to support their communities however they can, as affected families desperately need food, water, and shelter.
“To bring immediate support & resources to those in the region, CTAOP created an easy way for everyone to give. 100% of these funds will go directly to this effort – NO fees.”
South Africans feel that not even a cent of these funds should be given to the South African Government but instead to the Gift of the Givers.
It has been feared that the R1 billion from the National Treasury set aside for floods-ravaged areas in KZN will be looted by comrades.
“Thank you so much. I would like to ask that if you do donate funds, please do not do it to the corrupt government. They will literally turn that money into Italian fashion and German cars. @GiftoftheGivers has been doing amazing work. Give the money to them instead,” @OmrieCassiem tweeted.
“She’s literally put the details of the organisation people can donate to. Nothing was said about giving to government, there’s really no need for the comments telling people not to donate to government. They weren’t going to. People need help, don’t divert the focus,” @NgubaneSbo also tweeted.