Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina, recently handed over a house to Gogo Nomasonto Ngubane. Gogo's house in Duduza was built next to a fountain, making her house prone to flooding. Mzansi social media users were a little suspicious about the timing of the housing handover, especially since elections are around the corner.
The 84-year-old woman was given the house by the city of Ekurhuleni. The house has a subsoil system that has been put in place to dry the fountains out, making Gogo's home flood-proof.
Masina said that they were giving her the house to "restore dignity and improve living conditions to the elderly."
The house will be followed by the construction of 2 000 more houses that will be built in the next five years in Duduza.
Mzansi social media users were skeptical about the motive behind the handover. Many believed that the ruling party was running around now in a last ditch attempt to win over voters. Facebook user Shongani Shongsta Dzumba said:
"Just a month ago they started running around fixing roads around Birch Acres, Birchleigh and Norkem. All you do is leave half done jobs because you are trying to warm ANC into the voter's heart.The current leadership of this country makes me sick."
C'ndy Siwe Kubheka said:
"We want jobs so we can build our own houses, 80% of the youth in our municipality is unemployed while your offices are packed with old people who don't want to retire, and when opportunities comes they are given to families and friends."
Linda B Grobler was also not buying the publicity stunt, saying:
"Mmmm and gogo is getting a new house but with advertising... Miracles happen just before elections and after elections NOTHING happens. Its like they go into hibernation for 4 years!!"
Nerasha Kisten added:
"How coincidental just before elections?"
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