MEC gives Nana and hubby a new house

2011-11-22 00:00

KWAZULU-NATAL acting MEC for Social Development Dr Meshack Radebe officially handed over a new house for Nana Ntobela from the Gilima area outside Margate, on Friday.

Radebe said the house will change Ntobela’s life for the better while she recovers from elephantiasis.

Radebe visited her in September after she was released from Netcare Sunninghill Hospital in Johannesburg and promised to build her a new house.

Cutting the ribbon to open and hand over a new house to Ntobela’s family, Radebe said, “This is a three-bedroom house with nice beds. The house has water, electricity and toilets.

“It is fully furnished and it has got a spacious kitchen. It will change your lives for the better.”

The family, of which no members are employed, were also given a R1 800 voucher.

Radebe said he would employ Ntobela’s husband, Sandile, through the public works programme.

“Your daughter will be given a bursary when she finishes matric, but she will have to apply at university and get admitted,” he added.

Ntobela thanked MEC Radebe and his delegation for the support. She thanked business people, her husband, the community, hospital staff and the media for their support during her illness.

“I was bed-ridden but now I can walk and I have a house, thank you all and I don’t know what to say. God is great.”

She melodiously burst into song to praise and thank God for her change in fortune.

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