By Angie Nkuna
Giyani- MEC for the Department of Co- operative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (CoGHSTA), Jerry Ndou has officially handed over a brand new tiled house to the Maluleke family in Maxavela village outside Giyani town.
The beneficiary, Lefty Maluleke (58) is a farmworker, who for years endured financial hardship in raising his family of eight.
The house has been donated by Ximambani Co-Co-operatives after the family has been cradling without a proper habitat.
The family currently stays in a two dilapidated thatched mud huts. Owning a decent house has always been a dream for Maluleke and his family.
“The handing over of the house to the Malulekes is part of the Department’s efforts to fight poverty and restore the dignity of all previously disadvantaged citizens.
“The Department also has a strategic goal to ensure that deserving beneficiaries are prioritized and this is done in partnership with relevant stakeholders such as Ximambani Co-operative”, says MEC spokesperson, Solomon Motupa.