Six families to get homes this Women’s Month
10 August 2012 | AARIFAH NOSARKA
Motlalepula Moalusi, 100 years old, the first to receive a home, was visited by Gauteng Premier, Nomvula Mokonyane, Local Government and Housing MEC Ntombi Mekgwe, Community Safety MEC, Faith Mazibuko and other government officials on Monday.
Officials wore overalls for the demolishing of Moalusi’s home before unveiling plans for the newly built home expected to be completed by the end of August.
Mokonyane said provincial government chose to do things differently in celebration of Women’s Month, by building houses for six elderly and needy women across the province.
“We are honouring women such as Mme Moalusi because it is due to their hard work that we are where we are today as women,” Mo- konyane said.
Moalusi lives in a dilapidated home in Kagiso, Mogale City, with her sons Mphetang and Bethuel, both 71, and her daughter Dineo, 61. Dineo is visually impaired.
The house will have three bedrooms, a living area, a dining room, a kitchen, two bathrooms and a lock-up garage. “The house will also consist of rails for a wheelchair and toilet suitable for the blind,” explained Mokonyane.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Kebabone Mogapi said the family had never been this happy.
Five more homes are to be built as part of the programme.
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