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By Citizen Reporter


Woman attacked by suspended ANC official given a house

An image of the 55-year-old being kicked during a protest went viral last month.

Olivia Mokete has been gifted with a wendy house by a woman who was touched by her story.

Dianne Bayley, of Bryanston, Johannesburg, approached crowdfunding organisation Backabuddy, which raised more than R10 000, and this was used to build a wendy house for Mokete and her family.

“I saw the video footage on Twitter and was appalled that the huge man could beat a woman – and a very small woman at that – in the street while other men and policemen looked on,” said Brawley.

“When I saw the picture of her standing outside her tin shack in Orange Farm, my heart broke. Not only had Olivia experienced a terrible order and was in pain, she went home to a shack that doesn’t even have a bed in it. She had several pieces of corrugated iron cobbled together to form a shelter. No actual door; no window; no floor. I couldn’t stand up in it.”

The new house has a built-in cupboard, counter and storage unit. Mokete received it on February 24.


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