Update: "Caring government of KZN" to build gogo, 89, new home

Update: "Caring government of KZN" to build gogo, 89, new home

The "caring government of KwaZulu-Natal" announced it will help a gogo who lives in poor conditions after photos of her hut went viral.

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On Wednesday, Briefly.co.za reported South Africans were left heartbroken over the poor living conditions of a 89-year-old gogo.

Now, the Umhlathuze Municipality has revealed it heard the cries for help and will assist the elderly lady.

Taking to social media, the municipality said they gave the family food that would last at least a month and contractors will start building a house on Thursday.

The post read:

"The caring government of KwaZulu-Natal and the City of uMhlathuze has swiftly responded to the plight of gogo Nxumalo of Bucanana Ward 33 of uMhlathuze who is living in delapidated house with her 9 grandchildren. The matter was making rounds on social media after it was published by 1KZN TV last night."
"Premier Hon Sihle Zikalala had to relieve Human Settlement and Social Development MECs to assess and intervene. MECs Peggy Nkonyeni and Nonhlanhla Khoza visited the Nxumalo family with the City of uMhlathuze Deputy Mayor Cllr Dudu Sibiya and also left food that can carry the family for more than a month. The contractors will start building her house tomorrow through Operation Sukuma Sakhe programme. #GrowSouthAfrica."

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The municipality's post sparked quite the reaction and it was clear Mzansi was left divided.

Sfiso Sfundo commented: "God bless you our leaders. ..Mhlathuze Municipality keep up a good job for working for people of SA..God bless the ANC."
Thuthukani Mtshali added: "IRONIC. So for matters to be attended,it has to make rounds on social media...... welcome to South Africa."
Siphosethu Thumbeza Hlophe wrote: "May God bless our government for doing a great work to this family."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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