The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements shared some lovely news that 100 fortunate people would be receiving homes in Palmridge, but not everyone is smiling.
A 54-year-old gogo is 1 out of 100 fortunate recipients of new homes from the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements.
Letty Lakaje was pictured with the keys to her brand new home and couldn’t hide her delight.
The department is building the homes for the community in Palmridge and shared the news via its Facebook page.
Briefly.co.za understands the project was undertaken to honour the legacies of Nelson Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu.
MEC Dikgang Uhuru Moiloa and Mayor Mzwandile Masina were just some of the dignitaries in attendance at the handover.
Based on the photos supplied, the homes look well-built and features an impressive design.
The news will bring joy to the families benefiting from the gesture, but not everyone was feeling the love.
Frustrated social media users vented their frustration.
According to some, they’ve been on the waiting list for more than 20 years.
A common gripe is that these initiatives only materialise as elections approach.
Chantel Seritsane said, “I see you have been going around giving people houses as elections are nearer, I haven't heard that you came in Voslorus.”
Tsholo Jantjies added: “This thing of waiting for election season to provide services is not right and it’s not funny at all.”
Thombeni Nonozana Michael commented: “Great work at least 1 family will have shelter! Now can you balance me on this: 1998 and 1999 RDP houses applicants are still waiting for houses in Pretoria east/Mamelodi. A good 20 years wait, should we expect another 20 year? Please explain?”
Kelesaletse Malapela said, “When I'm going to have my own keys? For how long I was campaigning for ANC from long ago staying in a licking shack.”
Refiloe Furosemide Mpe said, “I love election time.”
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