Mthatha billionaire pledges computer lab for his old school
Lulamile Feni | 2017-06-05 12:39:23.0
Sisa Ngebulana. File photo.
Image by: RUSSELL ROBERTS
Property mogul Sisa Ngebulana has celebrated his 51st birthday by donating more than R1 million for the construction of classrooms with a computer lab at Ntaphane Junior Secondary School‚ in Corhana village near Mthatha‚ along with food parcels for the underprivileged.
Ngebulana‚ of the Billion Group‚ visited his old school to officiate at a sod-turning late last week. Earlier in the week‚ opened his four-star‚ R130-million Mayfair Hotel‚ adjacent to the his R1.4-billion BT Ngebs City regional mall in Mthatha.
He intends to build six classrooms‚ a fully-fledged computer lab‚ hall and administration block at the school‚ which he left 35 years ago after finishing Standard 6‚ before matriculating at St Johns College in Mthatha.
Principal Noxolo Pohlwana and traditional leader Nkosi Zwelivumile Ntapane were amazed by the donation.
The Corhana-born businessman said: “A lot has been given to me by God‚ hence giving to others gives me peace.”
He is the second prominent figure to donate to their alma maters in Mthatha recently.
Three weeks ago‚ international 1’s and 2’s man DJ Black Coffee (Nathi Maphumulo) visited Zimele High School‚ where he passed Grade 8.
The DJ officially opened a R200‚000 computer lab he donated to the Khwezi township school.