Campaign promise fulfilled: Zweli Mkhize hands over house to elderly woman

Image credit: Twitter/Dr Zwel Mkhize

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has fulfilled a campaign promise made to an elderly woman in Georgedale, KwaZulu-Natal.

Mkhize handed over keys to a brand new house to an emotional Mrs Khumalo on Tuesday.

A viral photo taken in the run-up to the African National Congress (ANC) manifesto launch in January showed Mkhize emerging from a dilapidated mud house.

Mkhize promised Gogo Khumalo that he would find sponsors to build her a brand new house.

Some commentators on social media criticised Mkhize at the time for campaigning amid the apparent poverty.

However, all’s well that ends well. The sponsor who came through was The Muslim World League.

The Themba Njilo Foundation also donated furniture for Gogo Khumalo.

Mrs Khumalo couldn’t hold back tears during the brief ceremony as the reality of a proper house sank in.

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