Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Dep of Human Settlements hands over house to disabled family

Rentse Khiba
14 October 2015

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 within communities.

“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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