New wheels for Xolani

Xolani Zondo
Engel & Völkers Hyde Park recently shifted its focus from dream homes to granting a little boy’s dream. Chwayita Hoyi, Property Sales Advisor and event organiser said “Engel & Völkers understands that to build a sustainable and thriving business it is imperative to work alongside the community in which you operate. We are cognisant of the needs of society around us and feel it is our duty and responsibility to give back and in our small way impact and improve the lives of the most vulnerable amongst us”. An opportunity presented itself at the Christmas market of St David’s Marist Inanda School, where Engel & Völkers Hyde Park took part and sponsored some activities for the children.

A raffle was held and the lucky winner had an opportunity to nominate a charity of their choice. The winner was Joanna Coetzee, one of the parents at the school who chose a 10-Year-old boy named Xolani Zondo from Forest Town School for children with special needs.

Young Xolani suffers from cerebral palsy and cannot walk or do anything independently and was in dire need of a wheelchair in order to get around at home. Scott Pharoah, Licence Partner Engel & Völkers Hyde Park made the generous donation towards getting Xolani his own custom-made automated wheelchair and a walker to use at home.

These were recently handed over by Scott and Xolani and his father, Nkosinathi Khumalo at Forest Town School, who gave a heartfelt thank you for the gift. Khumalo said both his and his son’s lives have been changed for the better.

The Engel & Völkers Hyde Park team would like to thank St David’s Marist School for the opportunity to participate at their annual Christmas market and are happy to have been part of Xolani’s journey to independence.