SHONGOANE — As an act of kindness and to celebrate the 100th birthday of the former president of South Africa, the late Dr Nelson Mandela, SAPS Lephalale Cluster started to build a house for a needy family in Shongoane around three weeks ago.
The building of the house was celebrated on Nelson Mandela Day, Wednesday 18 July, at Shongoane 1, House 20199, Phomolong Section. Lephalale Cluster Commander, Brig John Masia, Shongoane traditional authorities, the Mayor of Lephalale, Cllr Moloko Jack Maeko and Ms Johanna Aphiri, a member of the Limpopo Legislator, joined in the celebrations.
According to Warrant Officer Frans Mokoena, Lephalale Cluster Spokesperson, Brig Masia instigated the idea that a needy family should be identified as the Cluster was planning to build a house for Mandela Day this year.
“Social Development was instructed to identify a needy family who needs a house as well as a school which needs assistance regarding sanitary towels,” he said.
Mmera Primary School and a family at Bangalong Village was identified by Social Development.
WO Mokoena says the house is not completed yet as they still need a lot of building materials to be sponsored. “Once the house is completed, the formal handing over will be conducted by the Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Ledwaba.
WO Mokoena, on behalf of Lephalale Cluster, thanks all the businesses that contributed towards helping the police to achieve their goal. They are: Ellisras Bou en Hardeware, Jorico’s, Boxer, Old Mutual, Mica, Dumela Bricks, Nylstene, Ackermann’s, One Stop, Spar Marapong, Bosveld Sentra, Russels, Willie’s Hardware, Mabula Trading Store, Phahladira Hardware, Mokopane Hardware, Mohlake Hardware and Matjita Hardware.
WO Mokoena urges the community to assist in sponsorships in order to finish their house building project. He can be contacted at 073 429 8959.