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93-Year Old Granny Happy for New, Fully Furnished House
Source: http://www.dcs.gov.za/
Source Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Country: South Africa
Created: Mar 20, 2018

The department provided offender labour by getting eight (8) offenders from Lusikisiki Correctional Centre to provide their services. The building project commenced around July this year. Paul’s demeanour was visibly upbeat and joyous as he tried to explain how the gesture would change their lives for the better. “I feel honoured and blessed because I witnessed my grandmother toil and work hard for many years, but eventually she will get to experience living in a decent house of her own,” he said.
The 30-year old unemployed grandson thanked the department and sponsors who came on board to ensure the successful delivery of their new family house. The frail-looking yet visibly touched Umakhulu Mfolozi profusely thanked all contributors for their generosity and goodwill. Even frequent showers could do little to dampen the people’s mood as they celebrated with the Mfolozi family with song and dance. Sponsors who contributed to make Umakhulu’s dream a reality include Sanlam Sky, AL’s Hardware, Build-It Hardware and AB Crushers.
The department also donated three wheelchairs to members of the local community whose mobility is constrained due to disability and advanced age. The Mayor of Ingquza Hill Local Municipality, Patrick Mdingi and Mthatha Area Commissioner Eric Nweba presided over the handover of the house.

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