Johannesburg - The African National Congress in Johannesburg on Sunday thanked Incredible Happenings church leader Paseka “Mboro” Motsoeneng for helping to build a new house for Gogo Johanna Baloyi, 66, whose dilapidated house had been widely reported on in the media.
The ANC said Sechaba Khumalo, its local ward councillor in Orlando, Soweto, had been on a campaign to help Gogo Baloyi who had been living in a house where some of the walls had collapsed.
"It is truly gratifying to know that there are still people who respond when a call is made for their helping hand. This also shows that councillors cannot do everything alone in communities, but needs everyone’s hands on deck to ensure that services are delivered," Johannesburg ANC caucus chief whip Solly Mogase said.
"We are happy as the Johannesburg ANC caucus that the man of God [Motsoeneng] heeded this call and has bettered the life of a senior citizen."
On Saturday, civic society activists from #NotInMyNameSA, community members, and Incredible Happenings church members demolished Gogo Baloyi's dilapidated house, beginning the process of constructing a new four-bedroom house for her.