KWAGGAFONTEIN– Christmas came early for two families who received four room houses at Kwaggafontein A and C on December 24, 2018. Houses were built by Kwagga Mall officials as part of their project in revamping Kwagga Plaza to Kwagga Mall. This comes after they were approached by the ward counsellor, urging them to help them in assisting the two families who were in need of new houses.
The first house was handed over to two children who lives by themselves without a parent or a guardian, this children are between the ages of 13-18 years. The second house was handed Roman old granny who lives with her three disabled sons.
“We are very happy to lend a helping hand to the community when they need our help. The handing over of this houses is the symbol of our gratitude to the community for being loyal customers to the shopping centre”, said Sillion Lekgowane, a public liaison of Kwagga Mall.
The beneficiaries of houses showed so much joy for their gifts and believed that their lives would not be the same again in their new houses as they lives in mud houses.
“We are happy for the house we got today as it will improve how we live because the old house was not in good condition at all. It was a dilapidated mud house that was leaking whenever it is raining and making walls fall,” said Ntokozo Fakude (18) an older child.
The Fakude’s was not the only family that rejoiced over getting a new house ” I am happy for my mom to have received such a beautiful house, now I will not be worried of the falling walls whenever I am not around. We appreciate the gift and wish that Kwagga Mall does not stop here they will do more to needy families”, said Rose Mahlangu, a daughter to the granny who got a house.
Thembisile Hani Local Municipality was present during the handing over of these two houses and showed their gratitude and thanked the Kwagga Mall for the good job that has been done for the community.
“What Kwagga Mall has done to the community is very good and makes us happy as the municipality. We will therefore get involved and help these children to get the title deed and get a full ownership and the house, said Poppy Msiza the MMC for Human Settlement.
She further said she also encourages other local business owners to help if they are asked so that the community will work together.