- An 83-year-old gogo couldn’t contain her excitement after she received her first ever title deed
- She was 1 of 50 residents who were fortunate enough to be part of the handover
- Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Tertuis Simmers did the handover and shared some of the heart-warming reactions via social media
Owning a home is a beautiful thing, but the sad reality is that many people aren’t fortunate enough to experience this.
Sabina Keister has lived for 83 years without ever being a home owner and she was overjoyed on Monday to receive the title deed to her own house.
Tertuis Simmers, Western Cape Human Settlements MEC, met with 50 residents to do the handover in Deflt, Cape Town.
Simmers took to Facebook to share some of the emotion with the public.
He shared a video in which Sabina poured her heart out in appreciation to Simmers and the government for finally making her dream a reality.
Simmers included the following caption: “’Ek voel ek het skatte gekry, I feel rich. Ek het ‘n huis.’ These are the words of the appreciative and deserving 83-year old Sabina Keister when we visited her home today, to handover her Title Deed. We believe in making a tangible change in the lives of our people.”
Simmers revealed that the process was part of a department scheme to transfer ownership to tenants of government rentals prior to 1994.
Daily Sun reported on some of the reaction on the day from the MEC and Sabina.
Simmers said, “Today’s handover is yet another clear demonstration of the Western Cape government’s commitment to restoring dignity and creating a better life for the people of this province.”
An overjoyed Sabina said, “God has spared me so that I could celebrate this day.”
Briefly.co.za understands the grateful gogo is also happy that she’ll be able to pass on the home to her children one day.
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