A home for my children - thanks Madiba
OVER 1000 homeless families in Limpopo will finally have a roof over their heads.
The provincial department of local government and housing announced yesterday that they will build houses for the poor in GaMolepo outside Polokwane in honour of the world's icon, Nelson Mandela.
The GaMolepo area was a hive of activity on Sunday when Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale, his cabinet, tribal chiefs and celebrities built 67 houses for indigent families on Mandela Day.
MEC for local government and housing Soviet Lekganyane announced yesterday that, apart from the 67 houses built in the area, the department would award a further 933 houses to the indigent before the end of this financial year.
The project was under way and some of the houses had been awarded to beneficiaries.
One jubilant beneficiary, Kgomotso Molepo, who spent seven years living in a shack in Tshebela village told Sowetan that she could not wait to move into the new house.
"Life has been seriously unbearable in this makeshift," she said.
"I have lived here with my three children since 2003. On rainy days I had to seek refuge from neighbours.
"But my life and that of my children is about to change. Since I was given this, things are bound to get better," said a delighted Molepo.