Gogo Jabulile Zondi's dream of owning a house again has finally come
true. At 105 years old, she's been handed the keys to a brand new house.
Zondi received the
home from KwaZulu-Natal Human Settlements and Public Works MEC Ravi Pillay yesterday.
The centenarian, who comes from Mpumalanga
township in Hammersdale, was living in a transit camp after her house collapsed
during heavy rains in 2010.
That was not the
first time the elderly woman was displaced. According to a Times report, Zondi
lost her home during the political violence between the United Democratic Front
and the Inkatha Freedom Party in the 1980s.
She was reportedly
singled out by the MEC during his budget speech in April as one of the struggle veterans that would receive a home.
She was overjoyed to finally have a
place she could call home again.
Labels: Mpumalanga Gogo’s dream of owning a house again has finally come true.