A 68-year-old woman who was robbed of money at knife point by youths while she was going to toilet, during the night, will have a brand new house before August ends.
Local police said Gogo Mdluli lived in a mud house and they have built her a four-room home with the Community Police Forum of Thandukukhanya, in Mkhondo. The house will be handed over to her after the approval of Mpumalanga provincial police boss Lieutenant-General Mondli Zuma by August 30th.
“We are only left with putting the ceiling boards, tiles and toilet seats,” Mkhondo police station commander, Colonel Thango, told 013NEWS on Tuesday.
Thango said they revisited old cases and wanted to assist the victims, some by fixing windows and putting up fences.
“Gogo Mdluli’s case is a 2013 case. When we went through the records this year we discovered that she lived in a muddy house and had an outside toilet. She was exposed to crime when she went to the toilet one night and some people took her money and that’s how we featured her in our program with the CPF and built the house with our own hands,” said Thango.
“The SAPS and CPF are always there in times of need to help the communities of South Africa against any form of injustice, hence we visiting older cases to see how we can assist the victims”, Thando added.
(edited by ZK)