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A new dawn breaks for Sibongile

Miss Ntshingila could not believe it when she was given the keys to her house for the first time in her life. She said, "God is great when you believe in him".

There is a new dawn breaking for Sibongile Ntshingila who, for the past 40 years, has been staying in a mud house without water, electricity and toilet facilities. Last week Endumeni Mayor, Thulani Mahaye, together with Councillors and officials, handed over an RDP house to Miss Ntshingila as part of the buffer strip housing project for extension 19.
Miss Ntshingila could not believe it when she was given the keys to her house for the first time in her life. She said, “God is great when you believe in him”.
Miss Ntshingila no longer has to walk outside to fetch water.
The toilet and bathroom are now inside and the only thing outstanding is electricity.
These modern houses are beautiful and it is difficult to believe that they are RDP houses. Last year the KZN Premier, Senzo Mchunu, during a Premier iMbizo, announced that R53-million will be spent on building 720 houses in Sibongile (the buffer strip project) to benefit people who have never previously owned a house.
The Sithembile housing project will see R57 million being spent on 492 homes, which are expected to be finished by the end of this year. These houses have already been completed and allocated. People said that the RDP houses in Glencoe are the most stunning they have ever seen.
The Glencoe RDP houses are made of bricks and have tiled roofs. About 217 houses are expected to be built in Forestdale, 378 to be built in Craigside and 44 in Dlamini Village. According to Mayor Mahaye the council is only awaiting the MEC to sign the documents before the houses are built. Endumeni Speaker, S’duduzo Mdluli, told the people during the hand over that houses in extension 19 will be getting electricity soon.

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