Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Mpumalanga Gogo’s dream of owning a house again has finally come true.

Leonie Pretorius

06 July 2016


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.

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