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Vosloorus woman proud to call modern apartment home

Thembisa Shologu

Beautiful, elegant and classy that is what the brand new apartment located in Extension 28, Vosloorus  have been described as by locals.

The 178 Luxurious two-storey walk-ups have a modern look, with two bedrooms, bathroom and a kitchen.

Proud owner, Lungani Ntshangase (68) said she could not have asked for a better house than what government has provided her with.

“When I got a call from Housing that I am going to get my house key on Monday, I was not expecting this. This is a house I could not afford myself even if I had a job.

“Now I have my own house, I will die in peace knowing that my five grandchildren will have a roof over their heads when I am gone,” said Ntshangase.

MaNtshangase could not hide her excitement when she showed around viewers including Premier David Makhura, Mayor Mzwandile Masina and other government officials singing nothing but praises.

“On the day when I heard the people from the department call my name, I screamed. I could not contain my excitement. What Government has done for us is very big. I am grateful,” she exclaimed.

Premier Makhura on Thursday took to the streets of Vosloorus as part of the Nthirisano programme.

“We are here to report to the residents on how as the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) have gone with the promises we made in as far as service delivery goes.

“Ekurhuleni has a backlog on housing, electricity supply, roads and infrastructure but I must admit, Vosloorus has really improved. It is one of the developed townships in Gauteng. We need to make sure we keep up the standard and not let development pass you by,” said Makhura.

One of the visited areas was Vumbuka Informal Settlement which had recently protested about the delivery of houses and has illegal electricity connections.

Mayor Masina urged residence to stop with the illegal electricity connections as they were not just dangerous for those who did them but mostly to children.

“We promised to build 100 000 houses in Ekurhuleni to restore the people’s dignity and we are still committed in doing that. We will give people 59 000 serviced stands so that they can build their own houses and not rely on government to do it for them.

“We promised to build our own University of Technology and in the past 18 months we have been able to get the land, feasibility study and everything that needed to be done. All we are waiting for is the Minister to approve,” said Masina.

Residents made allegations on councillors who are delaying progress by sabotaging projects and pleaded with government to create job opportunities and deliver on promises made.