- Matome Moto, 98, has a brand new house thanks to a concerned resident
- The resident phoned a community radio station and appealed to well-wishers to help Moto
- Limpopo's provincial government partnered with the Limpopo First Lady Trust and Zorha Khan Developers to build the home
A 98-year-old blind man in Ga-Madikana, Limpopo, has a brand new home thanks to a concerned local resident.
According to a Facebook post by provincial human settlements MEC Jerry Ndou, the unnamed resident phoned Mohodi Community Radio to appeal for help for Moto.
Briefly.co.za learned that the provincial government partnered with the Limpopo First Lady Trust and Zorha Khan Developers to build Moto the home.
Ndou and Zohra Khan handed it over on Wednesday. Moto, who was too frail to attend the formal ceremony, expressed his appreciation in an interview with SowetanLIVE:
I'm happy for the house and I would like to thank our government for that. My body can't take it [getting out of bed] anymore, I'm old.
Moto became blind at the age of 58 and had to quit his job in Pretoria. He returned to Limpopo to live with his two sons, Obed and Ephraim Moto. He also lost his wife two years ago.
Zohra Khan revealed that her company spent over R100,000 building the home. She also donated furniture for Moto's four-roomed home.
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