Family gets place to stay

2016-04-20 06:00
SKY COUNTRY BUTCHERY and Kgotso Build employees in Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu teamed up to build a shack house for Selina Schalk (third from right, front) and her sons John and Tshokolo. The good deed has restored the dignity of the destitute family.   Photo: Supplied

SKY COUNTRY BUTCHERY and Kgotso Build employees in Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu teamed up to build a shack house for Selina Schalk (third from right, front) and her sons John and Tshokolo. The good deed has restored the dignity of the destitute family. Photo: Supplied

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A BOTSHABELO woman who endured great suffering following the death of her husband has received a new lease on life, getting her and her two sons on the road to recovery.

Selina Schalk’s new lease on life has come in the form of the donation of a shack dwelling to accommodate her and her two sons, John and Tshokolo. This was made possible through a donation made by Sky Country Butchery’s management and employees and Kgotso Build, a construction material company in Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu. Renette Tatton, Sky Country’s Human Resources Assistant, said the butchery donated R1 000, employees R1 900 and Kgotso Build R1 136.

The money raised was spent on purchasing material to build the shack.

Schalk and her sons were left homeless after her in-laws allegedly took back a shack dwelling she had been living in with her late husband and her sons. The dwelling was taken in the wake of the death of her husband last year.

Tatton said the two companies and their employees had teamed up to build a shack, restoring the dignity of Schalk and her family and relieving them of the suffering endured after her husband’s death. She said the shack was built voluntarily in Botshabelo Section A and was recently handed over to the family (10/04).

Tatton said she had learned about the family’ ordeal in an article published in a local newspaper. She said the family’s story touched her and, in an attempt to help change the life of the woman and two boys, she made arrangements with a contact person, resulting in the construction of the shack.

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