A disabled elderly couple in Hammanskraal is being given a new home by entrepreneur and philanthropist, Collen Mashawana of Afribiz Invest and the Mashawana Foundation.
Mme and Ntate Nyathikzazi were not born disabled. The right side of Mme Nyathikazi’s body paralysed due to a stroke, while Mr Nyathikazi has had his right leg amputated due to diabetes.
The couple live alone and have no children. The house they have been staying in is dilapidated and has cracked walls, broken windows and a leaking roof
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Eager to help the couple out, Mashawana is helping build them a new home.
The Mashawana Foundation and Afribiz Invest have dedicated themselves to building four homes for four different families over the next four weeks. Mashawana expressed his pride at being able to build a legacy of touching people's lives:
"It's more than just about pursuing one's own dream. It's about building a legacy that will last way longer than our days in this world. It's about touching lives and making a small impact in someone's life that would contribute to their positivity and greatness," Mashawana wrote.
South Africans on social media expressed their admiration and gratitude to Mashawana and his team for their efforts helping out those who need the assistance. Many asked God to bless the kind men and women dedicating their lives to helping families find new homes.
Facebook user, Omoh David, wtote, "I honestly love what you are doing, Sir! May God Almighty continue to keep and sustain you."
Lebo Mal'bae Madisa added, "May Lord God Almighty bless you more for your selflessness."
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