Community rallies to give family of 15’s shack a R50,000 makeover

Community rallies to give family of 15’s shack a R50,000 makeover

- A family of 15 in Ekurhuleni previously lived in a dilapidated shack

- SAPS officers and community members rallied to help them

- The family has now moved into their brand new home after it got a R50,000 makeover

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A family of 15 in Ekurhuleni has moved into a brand new home thanks to SAPS officers and community members.

The family previously lived in a dilapidated one-roomed shack that got flooded when it rained, Daily Sun reports.

Their community therefore linked up with SAPS to give their shack a R50,000 makeover while they lived with relatives.

The family celebrates in their new informal dwelling. Source: Daily Sun/Phineas Khoza

The family celebrates in their new informal dwelling. Source: Daily Sun/Phineas Khoza
Source: UGC

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SAPS escorted the family to their new home in a convoy of motorbikes, Briefly.co.za learned. Community patrollers welcomed them with a guard of honour.

A delighted mom, Chrisjane Kunene, thanked the cops and community for their kind and generous gesture.

READ ALSO: Ekurhuleni police officers turn to God for assistance and protection

She said:

I never thought one day angels would smile on us. I’ll sleep in a comfortable, warm bed, thanks to the Good Samaritans who came to our rescue.

Captain Ramothakhi Maqabe thanked sponsors, including Manny's Build It and local traders from Somalia, for making the refurbishment possible.

READ ALSO: Rev Meshoe urges SA to stop blaming apartheid for its problems

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