WATCH: Ministers hand over shelter to 93-year-old DV woman

NEW BEGINNING: Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane speaks to Evelyn Mavalati, 93, inside her new temporary house, which was donated to her by the ANC in Duncan Village yesterday Picture: BHONGO JACOB
NEW BEGINNING: Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane speaks to Evelyn Mavalati, 93, inside her new temporary house, which was donated to her by the ANC in Duncan Village yesterday Picture: BHONGO JACOB
A routine handover of a temporary shelter by two national ministers to 93year-old Evelyn Mavalati turned into a sudden drama yesterday.

>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=savW7svoheg

There were howls of outrage from ANC volunteers and residents, which were directed at a local councillor accused of trying to steal the limelight without having done any of the hard work.

Yesterday, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane and Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu were in Duncan Village mobilising residents to attend the ANC’s 106th birthday celebrations tomorrow at Buffalo City Stadium.

Mavalati said she had been living in a shack for as long as she could remember.

The crowd that had come to celebrate the new home turned on Buffalo City Metro councillor Nozandile Mhlola, calling her incompetent and an opportunist.

Yonela Mashiya, a resident and an ANC volunteer, said the volunteers were the ones who had worked to organise the help for the elderly, and that Mhlola, although well aware of their plight, had never showed any concern.

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