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MEC Pieters to handover new homes to destitute families in Blue Crane

Aug 19, 2019
MEC Pieters to handover new homes to destitute families in Blue Crane

East London - In efforts to change the lives of the most destitute and vulnerable beneficiaries, the MEC for Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements, Nonkqubela Pieters, will handover new homes in Pearston and Cookhouse under Blue Crane Route Local Municipality on Tuesday.

"The beneficiaries form part of the Department’s Destitute 12 Housing Project in the municipality, valued at R1 672 788.91," said Department of Human of Settlement spokesperson, Masiza Mazizi. 

"The Department is prioritizing the elderly, disabled, child-headed families and military veterans by providing them with decent homes.

"One of the beneficiaries the MEC Pieters, will handover a new home to, is 76-year-old Elsie Bruntjies, who lives in a shack with her son. The other beneficiary is 79-year-old Hemley Jan who is part of a family of 10, all living in a shack."

Mazizi said that the Destitute and Vulnerable Groups Programme is an intervention on the plight of the destitute which rescues helpless people from the trenches of poverty and homelessness.

"For this current Financial Year 2019/20, the Department is targeting to build 9210 new homes and transfer 10 500 title deeds to rightful owners throughout the province."

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