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On Mandela Day 2019, 100-years-old Dipabalo boy Mohedo and his wife Johanna Nsibande were presented with a new home by the Collen Mashawana Foundation. Mohedo and his wife had waited 22 years for an RDP house. They lived in a shack without electricity. Nsibande would have to help her husband to an outside plastic toilet daily. Groundup reported their plight in April.

Touched by the couple’s story, directors of Afribiz Invest in partnership with the Collen Mashawana Foundation built the couple a house in Mackenzieville, Nigel, in just over a month. Snake Park informal settlement residents cheered as Mohedo and Nsibande were ushered into their new home. The house has three bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen and sitting room. It also has electricity, running water, a geyser and an inside toilet. The couple were also presented with blankets and furniture.

Mohedo, who could no longer speak easily, smiled as tears rolled down his cheeks. His life came to a graceful end 3 months after moving into his new home.