Cape Town - In celebration of Thursday’s housing handover in Delft that coincides with Valentine’s Day, the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Malusi Booi, gifted beneficiaries with roses.
On Valentine's Day, 24 beneficiaries became property owners for the first time when they received the keys to their State-subsidised Breaking New Ground (BNG) homes in Delft. Pensioner Nonceba Mxenge, 92, who has been living in her new house since November, also received a bed.
Booi, visited some of the beneficiaries at their homes and presented them with their house keys and roses.
Beneficiary Charlene Skippers, who is a single mother of three, was living as a backyarder in Delft when she received the good news on her birthday two days ago that her house was ready.
"I have never been so overwhelmed before and I feel so blessed. This is the best birthday present," she said.