Makhosazane Masilela lends a hand in Katjibane

Makhosazane Masilela lends a hand in Katjibane
A GIVING HAND: Mpumalanga legislature speaker Makhosazane Masilela donated furniture and food to 6 families in Katjibane, some of them child headed households. PICTURE Supplied

She visited the area and found that families were living in conditions that bring tears to one’s eyes.

Legislature speaker Makhosazane Masilela has donated goods to 6 families in the Mpumalanga village of Katjibane.

Masilela donated a brand new bed, a stove, a fridge and groceries…

The rural village of Katjibane is situated near Marapyane in the JS Moroka local municipality.

Masilela used her Speaker’s Legacy projects to visit the 6 needy families in the area. They are orphans, unemployed and depend on social grants for a living…

Makhosazane Masilela lends a hand in Katjibane

Masilela’s visit to Katjibane follows the issues raised with the legislature during its Taking the Legislature to the People programme.

Accompanied by her deputy JJ Skosana, JS Moroka speaker Dipuo Mahlangu, councillors and representatives from social development and human settlements departments, they found that one of the families was headed by a child and had 10 family members, all living in a crumbling home.

Legislature spokeswoman Zamagambu Memela-Gamede said when the family saw the leaders visiting their home there was a “smile filled with tears on their face” as they were unable to hide their appreciation for the visit.

Masilela donated a double bed, a stove, a fridge and groceries….

Makhosazane Masilela lends a hand in Katjibane

“We are very grateful for what the legislature has done for us, we are speechless,” family member Mapula Sekgala said.

Another family visited was a family of 4 boys who also live in a dilapidated house and are also orphans and unemployed.

The families appreciated the spirit of Ubuntu displayed by the legislature…

Masilela promised to get the department of human settlements to build houses for all the 6 families as they need proper houses.

“We want to bring change in the lives of the people,” Masilela said.

“The families were identified to benefit from the project in commemorating the Africa Day as we want to build better communities by fighting hunger, unemployment and inequality.

“This Speaker’s Legacy project enabled us to close the gap in the needs of the families,” she said.

(edited by MLM)
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