After waiting years for the government to fulfill their empty promises, a 70-year-old man has finally received a new home.
Thanks to businessman Ishwar Ramlutchman, madala Msizeni Ntuli of rural Mzingazi outside Richards Bay will be able to have a good night's rest for the first time in a decade.
On Thursday, Ramlutchman gifted Ntuli a new three-bedroom house, which cost roughly R85 000 to build, IOL reported.
Briefly.co.za learned Ntuli used to live in a dilapidated one-room mud house that would leak more and more with each heavy rain storm.
The thankful madala told Independent Media that he would be able to sleep peacefully now that he has a proper roof over his head.
"I am beyond delighted, because I've been living in my rundown house since 2008 and I now have a safe and spacious house I can call my own," Ntuli said.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that the "caring government of KwaZulu-Natal" vowed to build a new house for a 89-year-old gogo after photos of her poor living conditions went viral.
The news sparked quite the reaction on social media - with some praising the government while others asked why her living conditions had to go viral before the ANC took action.
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