Councillor keeps ward warm after storm

2017-06-22 06:01
Ward 91 PR councillor Nokuthula Mahlati with her party mates cooked soup for residents of UT Section in Site B on Friday and Monday. PHOTO: MandLa mahashe

Ward 91 PR councillor Nokuthula Mahlati with her party mates cooked soup for residents of UT Section in Site B on Friday and Monday. PHOTO: MandLa mahashe

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As residents in Site B Khayelitsha fixed their homes after the recent storm, their proportional representative did her best to keep them warm.

Ward 91 Councillor Nokuthula Mahlati organised some warm food to keep the residents going on Friday as they waited for the disaster management team to come with assistance.

“Many homes in this area had their roofs rattled to the extent that the houses have been flooded, thus damaging their belongings.

So residents are putting their shacks back and unfortunately its cold and wet so I decided to cook for them,” said Mahlati.

Assisted by secretary Nomhle Mnyaka, chairperson Sindisa Madubela and deputy chairperson Noziphiwo Mbakaza, they cooked and dished out for the residents.

She said that she used her own funds and asked her branch for R600 to help by the food. The UT section is an informal settlement of which 200 household having being affected by the storm.

“We cooked some warm food for them because some of them don’t have the luxury of home cooked meals because their homes are ruined,” she said.

She encouraged residents to be patient as the City was working hard to remedy the damage done.

Resident Nokuzola Nyaka who also suffered some damage said that despite the situation remaining bad they were happy for the alleviation they received.

“On Friday some households didn’t have electricity and the food help out a lot.

It was a good Idea and that they also did it on Monday really meant a lot.

We are very grateful, I hope that they will assist other areas as well,” she said.

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