South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Human Settlements and Public Works Sipho "KK" Nkosi earlier this morning of Friday 28 March 2024 officiated at the hand over of a new house to beneficiary Ms Bongiwe Mthembu of Ward 1. The house is part of the 200-units Phase Four of the Mnqobokazi Rural Housing Project. Mthembu's dire shelter situation was identified during an Operation Siyahlola Programme in early February when MEC Nkosi inspected progress on the Mnqobokazi Rural Housing Project. Mthembu and her siblings are staying in a small makeshift unsafe mudhouse in Njiya area and MEC Nkosi instructed the contractor that her situation be prioritized. The Department also built a VIP latrine ablution facility for the Mthembu homestead. . Today's house hand over activity formed part of activities to the build-up of the Provincial Celebratory and Commemorative Event of Human Rights Day in Makhasa Community in Ward 3 of Big Five Hlabisa Local Municipality outside Hluhluwe in uMkhanyakude District Municipality