MEC of the Human Settlements
Bonginkosi Madikizela handed over a house to Ms Nomapostile Ginyizembe and her
disabled daughter Dunyiswa in Khayelitsha today
The department has a strategic
goal to prioritize the elderly and those with special needs.
The provision of this house to
Ms Ginyezembe reflects this approach.
MEC Madikizela emphasised the
need for community members to stand together and help those they see who are in
need of housing.
MEC Madikizela explains the
department has embarked on this drive as a department to identify the needs
“We want to say to community
leaders, who are the people out there? Who are still needy? These are the
people who should be prioritized and we want to help them” Madikizela said.
Meanwhile on the eve of
President Jacob Zuma’s official opening of the N2 gateway Integrated Human
Settlements Development at the Joe Slovo housing project in Cape Town.
An apartment caught fire
leaving the entire flat gutted.
Thembinkosi, the Owner of the
house explain said that his house is the first to catch light but he mentioned the
fire could have been caused by wiring.
Thembinkosi explained that
whilst he was busy cooking, He saw smoke filling the house and couldn’t
understand where it was coming from as the electricity was still on.
“The smoke was very dark, we
started turning everything off in the house, I only managed to leave with my ID
before getting out.” Thembinkosi said.
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