Granny gets new house

2016-04-27 06:00
MALEFU VILAKAZI (executive mayor of the Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality) shakes hands with Makilo Molete, a beneficiary, during the handing over of a house. From the left are Shashapa Motaung, Vilakazi, Molete, Mbothoma Maduna (chief whip at the Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality), Bereng Mofokeng (Ward 9 councillor) and Smody Tshabalala (chief whip of the Phumelela Local Municipality). Photo: Tladi Moloi

MALEFU VILAKAZI (executive mayor of the Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality) shakes hands with Makilo Molete, a beneficiary, during the handing over of a house. From the left are Shashapa Motaung, Vilakazi, Molete, Mbothoma Maduna (chief whip at the Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality), Bereng Mofokeng (Ward 9 councillor) and Smody Tshabalala (chief whip of the Phumelela Local Municipality). Photo: Tladi Moloi

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BOHLOKONG. Z “I was living in a cracked house where I could see people walking on the street from the inside.

“Taking a bath was a nightmare. I had no privacy as people could see me through the cracks.”

These were the words of the overjoyed Makilo Molete (71) of Mothibedi Street in Bohlokong near Bethlehem.

She spoke these words after she had been presented with a five-bedroomed sandstone house by Malefu Vilakazi, the executive mayor of the Thabo Mofutsanyana District, on Friday (22/04).

Ululations were heard when a delivery bakkie dropped off furniture, consisting of a dining-room suite and a base set with matress, as part of the new house.

Apparently the old house was demo-lished to make way for the new house.

Molete said she would like to thank the Ward 9 councillor, Bereng Mofokeng, who had assisted her in getting the house.

“I want to thank him and the government. I want to live for many more years so that I can enjoy my life in my new home,” she said.

Molete lives with her son and two grandchildren.

According to Mofokeng, this granny, who is a diabetic, spent about six months at the care-unit of the old-age home in Petrus Steyn where she was treated.

Vilakazi said she was happy that they could finally hand the house over to its owner. She said she was happy with the way the councillors of the Dihlabeng Local Municipality were committed to help the community.

“It is very rare that you find a ward councillor who knows his people by heart, but in Dihlabeng you can witness it. We want to thank our business people who made this possible,” she said.

She also thanked Ace Magashule, the Free State premier.

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