Tumelo waga Dibakwane
A 73-year-old man finally got a brand-new, furnished house in Amersfoort in Mpumalanga. Solomon Maduna said that living in a mud house was the same as “being buried alive, but now he can live as others in his community.”
The house was handed over by Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC, Gabisile Shabalala.
Maduna had been identified during the ANC’s election campaign. in the area. At the time, he had been living in a dilapidated, unsafe mud house.
The mud hut in the background
Shabalala was moved by Maduna’s squalid conditions and she obtained funding from good Samaritans and local business people to build him a new house with proper furniture. she said, “we need good corporate citizens and individuals to plough back into communities. It is only when we work together that a prosperous and a caring society will be built.”