New houses for Ekurhuleni senior citizens

The Minister of Human Settlements, Mmamoloko Kubayi, along with Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor Sivuyile Ngodwana and Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements, Lebohang Maile, have distributed houses to first time homeowners in Clayville in Tembisa. In a statement released by the office of the Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni on Wednesday, the project in Clayville will see just under 500 houses handed over to new owners in the future. According to the statement, five houses were handed over to senior citizens with the oldest recipient being 91 years old. 'This is the best day of my life. At my age I was even beginning to think that I would die without having had to own a proper house,' said one of the beneficiaries, Christina Ndou. The leadership later moved to Palm Ridge in Katlehong where 100 title deeds were handed over giving first time homeowners security of tenure. Minister Kubayi expressed delight at the rate at which the government was delivering houses around the country. 'We have been crisscross ing the country inspecting and handing out houses, and yes the progress is quite impressive,' the Minister said. Meanwhile, Mayor Ngodwana said that it was 'very progressive' that all three spheres of government work together to provide a better life for the people of the Republic. Source: South African Government News Agency