By Tsakani Mathebula
PHALABORWA-Bora Mining Service led by the CEO, Enock Mathebula in partnership with Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality led by the Mayor, Cllr Merriam Malatji, Mopani District Municipality Executive Mayor, Cllr Pule Shayi together with CoGHSTA MEC Basikopo Makamu handed over two houses to underprivileged families on June 5.
The MEC handed over a house to the Sefale family in Lulekani before proceeding to Maseke village where he officially handed over another house to the Moyagi families.
During her welcoming remarks, Ba-Phalaborwa Mayor, Cllr Merriam Malatji lauded Bora Mining Services for restoring the dignity of these two destitute families. “The Moyagi family as well as Mme Sefale will have their dignity restored through this valuable contribution. For these families, this will be a stepping stone towards a better quality of life, not only for them but also for their generations to come” she said.
Meanwhile, the Executive Mayor of Mopani District Municipality, Cllr Pule Shayi has also pledged to buy furniture for these two families.
MEC Makamu has appealed to the families to take care of their houses and not “rent it out” to make money.
He also applauded Bora Mining Services for building the two houses and said that more businesses should partner with the government to reduce the housing backlog. Rosinah Sefala said that she is grateful for the house.
She told the MEC that previously she would sleep at her neighbour’s house, just so her sons can share the one-roomed house. Her eldest son who is 25 years also said that he was relieved that his mother will be able to sleep in the comfort of her home.
The event was attended by Ba-Phalaborwa Chief Whip of Council, Cllr Didodo Rapatsa, Municipal Manager, Mme Maite Moakamela, Ward 10 Cllr Sinah Shayi, Ward 14 Cllr Mokoena, Mr. Onnie Rammalo from Maphutha L Malatji, Mr. Abby Ledwaba from Palabora Copper, and Director for Bora Mining Services Mr. Enock Mathebula.