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Limpopo CoGHSTA MEC Jerry Ndou

Wheel-chair bound shack dweller gets a house

In an effort to restore dignity and a sense of belonging, Limpopo CoGHSTA  MEC Jerry Ndou will on Thursday hand over a brand new house built with bricks and mortar to a wheelchair-bound woman living in a two-roomed shack in Phahladira Village [Ward 6] Shongwane, Lephalale,

A 37-year-old Kedibone Monyeki is dependent on a meagre social grant to look after a family of three, one granddaughter and her unemployed brother.

Lephalale Municipality spokesperson Conscious Chiloane said the doctor imputed Monyeki’s leg in 2011 after she was diagnosed with cancer and tuberculosis.

Chiloane said the donation of the house is part of the 16 days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign celebrated all over the country.

“The doctor took a decision to amputate her leg to prevent the cancer from spreading to other parts her body,” said Chiloane.

Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women and Children, Susan Shabangu, emphasised the need for communities to work with the law enforcement agencies to ensure that perpetrators of violence are brought to book.

The Minister was speaking at the launch of this year’s 16 Days of Activism of No Violence against Women and Children campaign in the Eastern Capeo on Saturday.

Minister Shabangu said women and children are also victims to other non-violent but equally harmful forms of violations, such as abusive language and deprivation of necessary material support in their homes.

In Lephalale, the campaign will be celebrated with MEC Ndou in partnership with Waterberg District Municipality and Lephalale Local Municipality.

Chiloane said the MEC will address Councilors and also afford them an opportunity to brief him on service delivery issues.

She said the MEC will also visit Marapong Township to check progress on the Community Residential Unit that is still under construction.


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