At the official handover of the newly renovated house of the late Mr Jameson Mngomezulu on 17 May 2011, ANC Provincial Chairperson Dr Zweli Mkhize, paid tribute to the part played by Mr Mngomezulu in the liberation struggle. This house, with its strategic proximity to the Swaziland border, was made available as a safe haven for ANC activists entering and leaving the country during the apartheid years. The house had been renovated by licensed route operator Luck At It KwaZulu-Natal and the Vukani Group of Companies, to be used by the widow of Mr Mngomezulu, in recognition of the sacrifices made by the family over many years and their contribution towards a democratic South Africa.
Dr Mkhize thanked Luck At It KwaZulu-Natal and the V Group for their participation in this initiative and stressed the importance of good working relationships between businesses and the communities in which they operate. MKMVA Regional Commander Vilane joined in expressing his thanks for the recognition given by Luck At It and the V Group to the contribution made by the late Mr Mngomezulu to the struggle and recalled the sacrifices of countless ANC cadres who had been active in the Ingwavuma area.
Luck At It chairman, Mr Elias Mphande, said that he had initially visited the area on the invitation of the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, with a view to establishing how Luck At It and the V Group could assist the family of the late Mr Mngomezulu.
Although steeped in history, the dwelling in which Mr Mngomezulu’s widow resides had fallen into a state dilapidation, upon seeing this Mr Elias Mphande and the V Group decided to begin renovation of the Mngomezulu’s family home. As South Africa’s largest route operator the V Group, of which Luck At It Kwazulu Natal is part, has established a policy of giving back to the communities in which it operates. He added that, in this context, the Group also offers bursaries to deserving candidates for tertiary education through the HCI Foundation throughout the country. Luck At It KwaZulu-Natal exposes limited payout machines for play by the public on various venues throughout the province, and site owners share in the revenue generated by its licensed operations, greatly enhancing the attractiveness and viability of their individual businesses. Prospective site owners are invited to contact the Group to pursue these business opportunities.
”Luck At It KwaZulu-Natal is licensed to operate 1000 slots machines in the province, and is committed to sharing its successes. We at Luck At It felt that contributions like this enable us to pursue this worthy goal even more effectively,” said Mr Mphande.