Students turn heroes and build 109-year-old man a R300,000 home

Students turn heroes and build 109-year-old man a R300,000 home

- Building and construction students in Bloemfontein built a 109-year-old man a home

- It was part of their learnership

- They handed over the brand new home recently

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A 109-year-old man in Bloemfontein, Free State province, has a brand new home thanks to students from Motheo TVET College.

The building and construction students, led by Zoliswa Bambiso, started building the two-bedroom house in September last year, Briefly.co.za gathered. It was part of their learnership.

According to Daily Sun, centenarian Molefi Lejara previously lived in a shack that was in poor condition.

The students partnered with Diteboho Group construction company after a councillor highlighted Lejara's situation.

They collectively handed over the home to Lejara over the weekend as part of the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations.

The house is reportedly worth a whopping R300,000. Well-wishers also donated furniture, curtains, and a refrigerator.

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Student Zoliswa Bambiso and officials from Motheo TVET college hand over the home to Molefi Lejara (second from right). Source: Daily Sun/Kabelo Tlhabanelo

Student Zoliswa Bambiso and officials from Motheo TVET college hand over the home to Molefi Lejara (second from right). Source: Daily Sun/Kabelo Tlhabanelo

Lejara expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the students, officials from the college, and other well-wishers. He said:

I want to thank the students for their good work. When I die, my coffin should be white in colour because I will really be resting in peace.

His daughter-in-law, 51-year-old Malerato, echoed his sentiments, adding that he'll now be warm during the winter.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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