Heartbreaking: Madala, 100, dies months after getting new home

Heartbreaking: Madala, 100, dies months after getting new home

The 100-year-old man who waited more than two decades for a home, has passed away only months after receiving a house.

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On Thursday, businessman Collen Mashawana took to social media to mourn the death of a man - whom he gifted a house to a couple of months ago.

"My heart is heavy and full of pain after learning of the death of Dipabalo Boy Mohedo," Mashawana started off the post.

The 100-year-old man had waited 22 years for the government to fulfill its promise to give him a new RDP house.

However, Briefly.co.za reported earlier this year that Afribiz - Collen Mashawana's company - handed over a house to the grateful madala and his wife.

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Heartbreaking: Madala, 100, dies months after getting new home

Photo credit: Collen Mashawana/Facebook.
Source: Facebook

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"Mr Mohedo and his wife lived in a shack without electricity, water and sanitation and after hopping from one shack to the next for more than 22 years," Mashawana revealed in the Facebook post.

The madala was given a new house on Mandela day. He ended the post with:

"On behalf of the Collen Mashawana Foundation and Afribiz Invest, i wish to express our deepest condolences to his wife Johanna Tsibande and their grandchildren, and the family and to record our heartfelt appreciation for the time we were blessed to spend with him. #ripboymohedo."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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