Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
2 minute read
18 Nov 2021
1:34 pm

Ramagelela seeks help after house burnt down

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

The family has opened a bank account where donations can be made

Rodney Ramagalela is pleading with the nation to assist him after his family home in Limpopo was burnt down this week. Picture: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Following the unfortunate burning of his house back in Limpopo this week, Chippa United striker Rodney Ramagelela is asking for help to rebuild his family home from South Africans.

The former Black Leopards captain woke up to sad news on Tuesday morning, but fortunately, no one was harmed during the fire.

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“Rodney Ramagalela and his family wish to thank South Africans and the football fraternity for their overwhelming support in their time of need,” read the statement from the family.

“The Ramagalelas are still coming to terms with the painful loss after their family home burnt to ashes in the early hours of Tuesday morning in Mamvuka village in Limpopo’s Vhembe district, in a suspected arson attack. The striker shared the home with his blind father Frans and four siblings. Thankfully no one was home at the time of the fire.”

The cause of the of fire is yet unknown and the family is awaiting a report from the South African Police Service, but in the meantime, they have made the plea with anyone to help start afresh after losing everything in the house.

“Currently the family is waiting for a preliminary report from the South African Police Services (SAPS) on what exactly caused the fire. The family has full confidence in law enforcement authorities to bring those involved in the heartless attack to book,” the statement continued.

“As the family’s sole breadwinner Ramagalela is appealing to South Africans to lend a helping hand as he attempts to rebuild the family home. The family has lost everything in the fire and will need all the support they can get.”

The family has opened a bank account where donations can be made.  Those who wish to offer other forms of pledges are encouraged to do so.

Donations can be made into the following bank account.

Bank Account details:

Bank: Capitec

Branch Code: 470010

Account number: 1636504734