By Kabelo Abel Mokgalobone
DIPATJENG: On July 19th, Tzaneen Voice ran a story regarding the shocking state of living of the Letsoalo family.
The family of two children and three grandchildren, headed by Salome Letsoalo ( 46 ), were living in a tent for six months after their house fell due to the summer’s heavy rains.
These living conditions prompted the Mayor of Greater Tzaneen Municipality, Councillor Maripe Mangena to visit the family for a sod-turning ceremony on September 1st.
A little over a month later, the dream of owning a house has been realized after the Mayor handed over a brand new house in Dipatjeng Village in Bokgaga on October 6th.
Speaking to the media at the handover, Mangena expressed his excitement that the Letsoalo family’s dignity has been restored.
“We are so much happy to be coming here to improve the living conditions of the Letsoalo family, we are very much proud that their dignity is restored.”
The house comes with two double beds, a fridge, and a stove.
Letsoalo was overwhelmed with joy and excitement.
She expressed her gratitude to the mayor for coming to her aid as she narrated her hardship in the aftermath of the storm that damaged her mud houses, which became inhabitable.
The house was built by Meopeng Trading owned by Church Mushwana, a local businessman.