Child-headed family given hope

THE Mkhize family, a child-headed household, will finally be able to enjoy the safety of shelter at their very own home following months of suffering.

Maphumulo Local Municipality Mayor Zibuyisile Khuzwayo-Dlamini, together with officials, handed over a newly built house to the family in the Kwavumbu area, in ward 8, on Friday, August 10.

The family’s previous home was damaged by a burst pipe. Thankfully, the municipality stepped in and offered to build the family a new house with the help of a private sponsorship.

The mayor acknowledged the role played by the Maphumulo Local Municipality Disaster Management team and Technical Support for their swift response in the building of the house.

“We are happy today to have extended a hand to this family led by a young woman as we are in the month of Imbokodo.

“Today we are here to celebrate the life of mama Albertina Sisulu, a struggle icon who paved a way for the vibrant human rights in South Africa. We also wish to acknowledge Gijima Security for their contribution in making this possible,” said Khuzwayo-Dlamini.

She added that the Maphumulo Local Municipality is committed towards the advancement of women as Maphumulo Municipality celebrates and champions the equality of women.

“As the nation celebrates women’s month and the life of mama Albertina Sisulu under the theme Women United in Moving South Africa Forward, Maphumulo Local Municipality continues in committing to change people’s lives.”