Family gets new house

2016-07-27 06:00
FROM the left are Vusi Tshabalala (executive mayor of the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality), Maditaba Hlalele, Sara Moleleki (also of the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality) and Pastor Rorisang Komako during the official handing over of a house to the Hlalale family. Photo: Tladi Moloi

FROM the left are Vusi Tshabalala (executive mayor of the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality), Maditaba Hlalele, Sara Moleleki (also of the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality) and Pastor Rorisang Komako during the official handing over of a house to the Hlalale family. Photo: Tladi Moloi

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QWAQWA. – A family of ten living in a two-roomed house for years, with some having to sleep in the kitchen at night. This was the situation in which the Hlalele family from the Mangaung Village in Qwaqwa found themselves in.

Maditaba Hlalele (72) lives with her children and grandchildren. Thanks to the Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality, their nightmare of living in an overcrowded space is now a thing of the past and they can now enjoy the comfort of a three-roomed open-plan house

Vusi Tshabalala, the executive mayor of the local municipality, officially handed over the house that was built with the help of local business people on Wednesday (20/07) as part of their 67 minutes for Mandela Day.

The jubilant Hlalele also received food parcels from Pastor Rorisang Komalo.

It was a day to be remembered for the ageing Hlalele, as the municipality also provided her with a house full of furniture.

She said she would forever vote for ANC and added that her vote has finally paid off. “The previous house was not in a good condition, but we had no choice. I want to thank the municipality for what they have done for me. I wish God can give the mayor strength to lead this community,” she said.

The municipality handed over two houses on the same day. Tshabalala said they wouldn’t have built the houses if it had not been for the help of local business people.

“I am happy that we have changed the lives of our elderly people. I wish we could help all of them, but that could not be achieved in a day. I want to tell others who still need houses and other things that their time will come,” he said.

Tshabalala urged the supporters of the ANC to remain loyal to the party.

“We should remain loyal to the party. Let us not follow the individuals, because a person can change at any time,” he said.

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