Ricochet News

Former Somerset East rugby player to receive an enhanced new home

Oct 8, 2019
Former Somerset East rugby player to receive an enhanced new home

Somerset East - The life of Dean Maart, a former rugby player will be changed for the better when he receives a new home with disability special features during the Executive Council (EXCO) Outreach in Blue Crane Route Municipality on Friday.

"The 45m2 house is more conducive as it will accommodate Maart’s condition," said Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements Spokesperson, Masiza Mazizi.

"The MEC of Human Settlements, Ms Nonkqubela Pieters, will hand-over the house to Maart who lives with his wife, three sons and three grandchildren."

Mazizi said that at the peak of his sporting career, Dean Maart, was injured in an accident in the year 2000, which left him wheelchair bound.

"The family is dependent on his disability grant as the only source of income. They have been living in a temporary shelter provided by the Department assisted by the municipality. The new house is enhanced in size with grab rails, a ramp and larger doors, suitable for his condition."

Mazizi added that the Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements is prioritising the most destitute and vulnerable in society, focusing on the disabled, elderly, child headed families and on military veterans, by providing them with suitable quality homes.

"Maart has benefitted from the Department’s Destitute and Vulnerable Groups Programme, an intervention that seeks to rescue the helpless and homeless from the trenches of poverty by restoring their dignity."

Members of the EC EXCO led by Premier Oscar Mabuyane, will be visiting Sarah Baartman District Municipality on 09-11 October 2019, to leave a legacy for those communities enhance service delivery in the spirit of 'Thuma Mina' and 'Khawuleza'.

Follow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook. For news on the Western Cape click here.

For great savings on life’s little pleasures visit Bargain Buys!  Know somebody who is getting married, Wedding and Function can assist.  Have kids, then you need to visit Kids Connection. Enjoy food and travel, then visit Home Food and Travel. Need assistance with an online presence, visit Agency One.