Municipality hands over new house

2016-06-01 06:00
PHOTO: nqobile mtolo At the house handover Eunice Majola (left) and Nompumelelo Dladla.

PHOTO: nqobile mtolo At the house handover Eunice Majola (left) and Nompumelelo Dladla.

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THE Msunduzi Municipality handed over a newly built house to the Dladla family at Imbali Unit 2 after their old house was destroyed­ by a burst water pipe, which ran underneath the house.

One of the family members, Nompumelelo Dladla, thanked the municipality, but said that it had taken them the whole year to build the house.

“In 2010 we had the first burst at the back of the house. Municipal workers came, they repaired the pipe and when they finished they buried it. The second pipe burst at the front of the house, by the main door. They came again to repair it and said they would not bury it because if something happened they would be able to quickly fix it.

“Management came and saw the pipe ran underneath the house. The hole at the front of the house was so big we had difficulty entering the front door.

“The third burst was a disaster. The burst occurred right inside the house. Our furniture and the house were badly damaged. The house was filled with water and we had to break the doors to let the water out.”

Dladla said the municipality told them the construction of the house was poorly conducted by the previous government.

Although she said she was unhappy about the period of time it has taken the municipality to rebuild her home, they are grateful.

“They said they will look into buying furniture to replace the ones that were damaged. It took a whole year for them to build the house, but they assured us that they would help us,” added Dladla.

Msunduzi Municipality councillor Eunice Majola said they could not sit and watch the family suffer.

“We could not let the family live under such conditions. As the municipality we couldn’t keep quiet and do nothing about this.”

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