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New fully furnished home for blind grandfather
​Aaron Mkhize and his family accepted a new house from
ward 67 Councillor Makhosi Mbele.
AS AARON Mkhize was handed keys to his new home, a look of sheer excitement and complete disbelief was written on his face. His dream of one day owning his own home had finally became a reality.

While an ecstatic Mkhize, who is blind, could not visually see his fully furnished three bedroom, kitchen and lounge home, his actions proved that he could envision it. Beaming from ear to ear, the Adams Mission grandfather, clutching onto his walking cane, breathed a heavy sigh, before tears started trickling down his face. “Thank you,” he said. “Thank you so much to eThekwini Municipality.” As his three grandchildren helped him open the door to their home, a massive upgrade from their old mud house, Mkhize looked towards the direction of ward 67 Councillor Makhosi Mbele and said: “I didn’t think that I would live to see this day. A day where I can live at the comfort of my own home with my family.” Mkhize will share the home with his disabled son and three grandchildren.

Councillor Mbele said she was disheartened after seeing the Mkhize family’s living conditions. “Upon
inspection, we found that their old house was unsafe for people to stay in,” she said. Councillor Mbele said she immediately prioritised the provision of a dignified house for the Mkhize family. “I am happy that the family will now has a dignified home.

We will continue checking on them and try to provide them with basic necessities,” she said. Mkhize said: “My dignity has been restored. I was constantly in fear for the lives of my family whenever there were heavy rains due to the fact that the old house was leaking and unstable. My family is deeply heartened by what you have done for us, we are now safe from winter colds and summer rains.”
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