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Joy as Zwelibomvu residents receive beautiful new homes

Date: 2023-08-18 10:28:05

Joy as Zwelibomvu residents receive beautiful new homes

EThekwini Municipality in partnership with Bob Bakeries and Habitat for Humanity SA handed over four houses to floods victims in Ward 100, in the Zwelibomvu area.

THE lives of four families from the Zwelibomvu area in Ward 100 have been changed for the better after they received the keys to their new homes during a recent handover. This is thanks to a partnership between eThekwini Municipality working with Bob Bakeries and Habitat for Humanity SA which resulted in four houses being handed over. 

The housing beneficiaries are flood victims who lost their homes during the floods last year and have been staying in temporary accommodation. Beneficiary Zamicala Ngcongo said words cannot express how he feels. “I thought my life was over when I lost everything during the floods. I am a pensioner, and no one I my family is working so we could not afford to rebuild the house. Thank you to Bob Bakeries, Habitat for Humanity SA, and eThekwini Municipality,” said Ngcongo.

Another beneficiary Bongani Gumede expressed his deepest appreciation to everyone involved in the project. “I did not expect to have such a beautiful house with running water and ablution facilities. My dignity has been restored. May God bless you all,” he said. Ward Councillor Mbuyiseni Mkhize said residents in the ward were negatively affected by the floods last year. “Some families lost their loved ones.

Assistance was provided to residents at the time in terms of food vouchers and other essentials. But today we are happy to be providing them with a permanent home,” he said. He thanked stakeholders for working with the City to change lives. “We identified these four families through the assistance of ward committees. We then sent names of approved beneficiaries to our stakeholders. I have monitored the project throughout,” he added. These projects fall under the Human Settlements and Infrastructure Committee which is chaired by Councillor Themba Mvubu.