Mkhukhu To House: How Ekurhuleni Company Transformed Shack, Leaving Mzansi Stunned: "Building it Took 7 Days"

Mkhukhu To House: How Ekurhuleni Company Transformed Shack, Leaving Mzansi Stunned: "Building it Took 7 Days"

  • A construction company in Gauteng took South Africa by storm after it posted how it turned a mkhukhu into a cemented house
  • The enterprise shared a step-by-step video on TikTok of how they achieved this task, and it ignited a discussion
  • Some netizens were unconvinced of its safety, while others praised their creativity and ingenuity
  • The builder told Briefly News that it took him seven days to build the home for his friend

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A company transformed a mkhukhu into a cemented house
A company n the East Rand stunned the country after it changed a mkhukhu into a house. Image: @keketsoMo
Source: TikTok

An Ekurhuleni small business threw Mzansi into a debate after transforming a mkhukhu into a stunning house.

The company shared before, during and after footage of how the mkhukhu changed into a beautiful home for one lucky person.

Ekurhuleni building enterprise changes mkhukhu into a house

The company, Leruo Projects, uprooted the nation after they shared the home on their TikTok account, @Keketsomo. The video clocked in at 349.1K views and racked up 708 comments. The video shows the first stages of the transformation, where the shack is still just a mkhukhu. Throughout the video, the builder shows how he and his team change the home made of corrugated iron into a cemented crib that stands firm.

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The company also does construction projects like laminating walls and custom-made house features like doors.

Builder told Briefly News that it took him a week to complete the house

Keketso Motsoeneng, the business owner and an engineering graduate at the University of Pretoria, told Briefly News he built the house for his friend.

"A good friend of mine fell on some hard times and had to move from a flat in Midrand back home. He had good taste but was operating on a tight budget. We came up with solutions, and this one was the best with our budget. It took me one week to complete it, and we used a specialised adhesive which binds concrete and steel," he said.

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Mzansi debates over how the mkhukhu turned into a house

Netizens had a lot of questions about the house's integrity and how it was turned from a shack into a home.

Beelady asked:

"Won't the cement crack when you lean beside the wall from time to time?"

@Keketsomo replied:

"We used a flexible bonding agent to keep it from cracking."

PeterPan had doubts.

"But cement isn't flexible. The metal expands and contracts with a temperature change. The cement will crack and fall off with the change of season."

User3921287515149 said:

"I'm shocked. Well done, guys."

Michelle Mbali commented:

"You can't keep a black man down. So proud of you guys."

Svidge Gogela added:

"This is awesome stuff. Affordable housing."

Woman paints mkhukhu house and turns it into a beautiful home

In a similar story, Briefly News reported that a woman renovated her mkhukhu with paint, making it look stylish.

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The woman shared a TikTok video of painting the mkhukhu with modern grey paint.

Netizens congratulated her and pointed out that what matters is that she has a roof over her head.

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