- A visually impaired madala and gogo were among 5 who received free homes from the City of Cape Town
- The homes form part of the Breaking New Ground project, which will see homes gifted to more than 200 recipients
- The R44 million project is underway in Nyanga, Cape Town
The City of Cape Town unveiled recently built homes and handed them over to five lucky recipients during last week.
Among the beneficiaries was Funani Qotyiwe, a 79-year-old visually impaired madala and 67-year-old gogo, Thozama Mhlomi.
The homes were handed over to them by councillor Malusi Booi, the city’s Mayco Member for Human Settlements.
The city shared a video of the handover via Facebook and the joy was clear for all to see.
This all forms part of the Breaking New Ground project, which will result in homes being built for 235 beneficiaries in the township of Nyanga.
Briefly.co.za understands the city is pumping R44 million into the project and it should be completed by April next year.
Social media users were on hand to share their reaction to the news.
While some were sceptical due to the timing, but others lauded the City’s efforts.
Claire Scott Wilson said, “Mmmh it’s election time.”
Meloney Moon commented: “Claire Scott Wilson the City of Cpt have certainly done more in giving homes, schools etc than anyone else. Remember their budget is determined by ANC.”
Pam Vokwana said, “Caring City. Caring leadership.”
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