Fund pays inheritor
AN HEIR who has been waiting for 12 years for her inheritance will now pursue her dream to become a firefighter.
Last month Bongiwe Gamede, 26, of Ermelo in Mpumalanga, approached Consumer Line for help after battling to claim her inheritance from Fairheads Benefit Service.
And last Wednesday she received R62,400 from Fairheads Benefit Service.
"I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to you for highlighting my plight and helping me get my inheritance.
"Words cannot describe how happy I am because I can now go to college to pursue my dream of being a firefighter and earning a living for my family," Gamede wrote in her letter to Sowetan.
She says she will pay back the loan her sister took to help her register for the firefighter's course.
Her sister, who works as a waitress, secured a R5,500 loan to pay for Gamede's studies.
Gamede was 14 years old when her parents died. She was the only sibling among three who had not received a cent from the fund.
She accused Fairheads of not fulfilling their promise of building them a house after their father's death. The Gamedes live in the Thuthukane Mine hostel, which was abandoned when the mine closed down, Gamede says.
- This article was published in the printed newspaper on 22 October 2012