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Tabankulu Police Station hand over house to destitute family

Nov 23, 2018
Tabankulu Police Station hand over house to destitute family

A 70-year-old woman at Mnceba locality, in Tabankulu, on Friday received a two-room house for her family from members of the Tabankulu Police Station.

"Mrs Mbedle’s home was identified by Tabankulu Police Station officials as a destitute household after sheltering in a mud house for many years with two children at Mnceba locality, in Tabankulu," described police spokesperson, Captain Khaya Tonjeni.

"The house was officially handed to the family by Mt Ayliff SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Mthuthuzeli Mtukushe.

"The old mud house was not in a suitable condition for any human habitation."

Local businesses and stakeholders assist Tabankulu Police Station

Capt Tonjeni said that the police were also assisted by the Eastern Cape Department of Social Development and a local business owner from Saverite Tabankulu in building the house within two weeks as the two entities donated furniture and groceries.

"Social Development assisted the two sickly children."

Brigadier Mtukushe thanked all business owners and stakeholders for contributing towards the needy and commended the police for rendering good services towards the community.

“The police had a vision to plough back to the community and identified a destitute household. The new house will improve security of this family,” said Mtukushe.

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