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Peelton housing project launched

Nombulelo Bonte outside her new home
Nombulelo Bonte outside her new home

After years of having to ask relatives for shelter everytime it rains, Nombulelo Bonte has finally seen the light when she received her house today.

Executive Mayor Xola Pakati handed over 25 houses in Majali, Peelton on Tuesday, 9 July as part of the State of the City Address (SOCA) build-up activities.

The rural housing project was developed to accomodate single residentials in Peelton which are inclusive of rainwater tanks.

The project commenced in November 2015 has a target of completing 352 housing units and has completed 270 thus far.

An ecstatic Bonte said that she could not believe that she finally had a house.

"Even when they delivered the bricks into my yard I was with relatives, that is when I started getting excited."

"Thank you Buffalo City Metro for coming to me. I was living under difficult conditions with my two grandchildren. It feels like a dream, I can finally sleep at night, she said.

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