SA’s ‘angels’ take flight to save the needy in lockdown

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SA’s ‘angels’ take flight to save the needy in lockdown

Aviators have come together to collect and distribute supplies to the country’s most vulnerable people

Senior reporter

The Bateleurs, an aviation company involved in the global relocation of wild animals, has joined the call to assist thousands of vulnerable South Africans who have been cut off by the national lockdown.

With a pool of 200 pilots, and a fleet of heavy-lift cargo aircraft, the Bateleurs, led by Raymond Steyn, are joining a growing number of aviators and aviation logistics specialists in ensuring those trapped in rural areas receive food and medical supplies.

On Monday last week in Mbombela, doctors who volunteer and work for NGO Pediatric Care Africa received frantic calls for help from staff at Soli-deo-Gloria home in Hazyview. The centre had been burgled at the weekend and all its medicines, medical supplies and food stolen...

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