Gogo receives grocery donation

2016-04-29 06:00
At the handover of the groceries (back, from left) ward councillor Tshidiso Mohlakoana, Mayor Nosisa Jojozi, councillor Phumzile Nocanda, and (front) Triphina Tuswa. Photo: Siphelele Nketo 

At the handover of the groceries (back, from left) ward councillor Tshidiso Mohlakoana, Mayor Nosisa Jojozi, councillor Phumzile Nocanda, and (front) Triphina Tuswa. Photo: Siphelele Nketo 

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GOGO Triphina Tuswa (63) of New Market outside Kokstad received groceries and a microwave oven from Greater Kokstad municipal mayor Nosisa Jojozi last Thursday.
Triphina has been struggling to make a living for many years, but her life has now changed a little after municipality officials visited her three-roomed house.
She has also started a small garden and grows cabbage and spinach.

Unemployment is high in the area and residents depend on the vegetables they grow in their small garden. They also rear pigs to sell.

Jojozi was accompanied by ward councillor Tshidiso Mohlakoana and municipal councillors to officially switch on the light for the entire area.
Jojozi told Triphina the municipality is blessed to have elderly people who pray for the country.

“The municipality decided to give you a microwave so that you won’t have to travel far to fetch wood for cooking.

“This area has been without electricity for many years, but today Triphina, there is change.
“When you go outside at night you can put lights on so criminals won’t attack you.”

Triphina’s daughter Sylvia (43) is a domestic worker and takes care of Triphina when she is at home.

“I assist my mother when she wants to go to the clinic or town.”

Triphina was assisted by her daughter when she went outside to see her grocery donation.
“I happy to see you [mayor] at my house. This is a blessing. I will die in peace because my area is not forgotten by government. To switch on electricity here is a miracle.”

Mohlakoana said the area has a high rate of underprivileged people, but he is working with Sassa to give food to poor families.

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