Life will never be the equivalent for the 98-year-old elderly lady from Matatiele who has quite recently moved into her very own blocks and mortar house.
Keletso Nkoala had for her entire life until now, lived in a shack at Kwa-Sibi Village in Matatiele. She solely relies on social grant
Nkoala is a recipient of responsible intervention program of the branch of human settlement for Destitute and Vulnerable Groups.
The program looks to organize and quick track housing provision for the elderly, disabled, child-headed families, and military veterans.
Nkoala’s house was handed to her by the newly appointed Eastern Cape MEC for human settlements, Babalo Madikizela.
Accepting the house, Nkoala thanked the officials and exclaimed: “All my life I have been living like an animal in a shack that was raining. Today I feel like I belong to a society.”
Madikizela also thanked the community which has helped the department of human settlement in identifying the plight of “Mama Nkoala”.
He implored the community to be patient, wait their turn for housing delivery and accept prioritisation of the most vulnerable.
“We hear reports that gogo [Nkoala] was exposed to some abuse. We must, as the community, take the responsibility of allowing those that are more challenged than us to be the priority,” said Madikizela.