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(67) has been living in a two-room
shack for many years without get-
ting an RDP house, but she said she
never lost hope.
Mphuthi, who hails from Putha-
ditjhaba near the Setsing Shopping
Centre, now finallyhas a goodhouse.
The Maluti-a-Phofung Municipali-
ty has built her a house with five
It was officially handed over to her
on Mandela Day by Ace Magashule,
the Free State premier, and Sarah
Moleleki, the Maluti-a-Phofung
(MAP) executive mayor.
She said good things came to those
who were patient and she believed
that her patience had earned her a
In addition to the house, furniture
was also provided. Express Eastern
Free State has also learnt that benefi-
ciarieswho receivehouseswould get
six months medical care, three
months worth of groceries and the
children from those families would
be assisted to further their studies at
the FET College.
I am very happy. I have accepted
the house. I want to thank Ntate
Mandela, who is in hospital, because
the house was officially given to me
on his day, she said.
This grandmother, who is origi-
nally from Bohlokong near Bethle-
hem, lives with her 13-year-old
grandson, Tisetso, whose parents
passed away a few years ago.
I have lived in a shack since that
time when there was a war in Lesot-
ho. The Bible says there is a right
time for everything andmy time has
come, she said.
Moleleki said she would like to
thank all business people who had
made it possible to build the house.
She said it was evident that many of
the local business ownerswould love
to help the government.
We visited the families last year
and we found that the living condi-
tions were not good, because some
were sharing one room with their
grandsons. The premier promised
Mphuthi, when hewas here last year
in May, that the government would
build a house for her and nowwe are
opening it, she said.
The mayor said their aim was to
make sure that all the elders in the
municipality lived a good life with
dignity, because they had fought for
As themunicipality, we will keep
on looking for other elders who need
houses so that they can enjoy the
good life and the fruits of freedom.
We are not building houses, but
we will make sure that we help
where we can, she said.
She said they had built three hous-
es, but the contractors only finished
the one whichwas unveiled and add-
ed that she hoped that the other two
would be unveiled in three weeks or
Ace Magashule, the premier of the
Free State, said that theywere happy
that they had built a house for the
grandmother. He pointed out, how-
ever, that the issue of building hous-
es for people was not going the way
he wanted it had to be accelerated.
We had a meeting in our execu-
tive council where we decided that
we would have to accelerate the
solution of the building issue in
We want to build houses that will
represent the culture of the Sesotho
We will start building in Septem-
ber and that will also be part of the
Mandela Day celebration.
A house for Mandela Day
OVER THE MOON: Paulina Maditaba Mphuthi stands between Ace Magashule, the Free State premier, and Sarah Moleleki, the MalutiaPhofung
(MAP) executive mayor, during the official handover of the RDP house. Photo: Tladi Moloi
2 EXPRESS EASTERN FREE STATE, WEDNESDAY 24 JULY 2013
features some of the top DJs from
various radio stations.
Sithole admitted that he disap-
pointed his followers by not
releasing a movie in three years.
He, however, said the next one
would show them why he had
been so quiet.
I wanted to come with some-
thing very special and believe you
me they would love it, he said.
He said the making of the movie
would not have been possible if it
was not for the supportive
Nketoane Local Municipality
under the leadership of Matshuku-
I want to thank the mayor and
the municipal manager, Lekhetho
Mokhahle, for their support. We
would like to work with them
from now on and we would make
sure that their money does not go
to waste, he said.
AFTER spending three years
without releasing a movie, the
peoples favourite comedian Molefi
Sithole, known as Mopostola, is
back on camera.
The Lindley-based comedian who
made his mark in the industry
with comedies such as Otlo fella
kae, is busy shooting Mopostola 6.
He made his firt television
appearance in 2006 and since then
people have been talking about
The last two weeks the funny
man has been working on the
movie which is expected to be on
the shelves in September. Moposto-
la 6 promises to be a hit and it
Sithole to release first movie in
three years in September
ACTION. CUT: Molefi Sithole, aka
Mopostola, busy shooting the
movie. Photo: Supplied
THE Maluti Bus Service manage-
ment is hoping to have 36 new bus-
es by the end of August, Jackie
Ntshingila, the chairperson of the
Maluti Bus Service Board, says.
Ntshingila, who spoke during
the handover of ten new buses at
the Charles Mopeli Stadium in
Qwaqwa on Wednesday, said they
were very happy with what the
Free State government has done
The new buses where handed
over by Butana Komphela, the
MEC for Police, Roads and Trans-
port, and Ace Magashule, the pre-
mier of the Free State.
The ten buses increased the
number of new buses to 12 after
the other twowere given to the bus
company last year October.
Ntshingila said she wanted to
thank the MEC, because he was
the one who had opened the door
for them. She said the commuters
also deserved something better for
Our commuters kept using our
buses, even though at times they
were dying on the road, andwe are
aware that some of them were
fired because of their late arrival
at work. We are sorry about that,
Ntshingila said they were ex-
pecting to have 36 new buses by
the end of August.
Who would have thought that
black people would be in control
of the bus company? I feel over-
whelmed with what our govern-
ment has done for us, she said.
Ntshingila has urged the com-
munity to look after the buses, be-
cause they were the ones who
would be using them.
Komphela said they started ne-
gotiations for the possibility of
changing the transport industry
in 2002. He also said it was a
good feeling that what they have
long fought for was finally work-
We came here to give you ten
buses. We believe that you will
take care of them and use them
wisely. You should start looking
after them today, so that they will
last you longer, he said.
Komphela said theywouldmake
sure that the buses were driven by
South Africans with proper pa-
We have seen many taxi own-
ers employing people from Lesot-
ho and we do not want that to hap-
pen with our buses, he said.
He concluded by requesting the
community to support the govern-
ment and added that, if they did,
good things would come.
With me in the leadership eve-
rything is possible.
I am a leader who does not easi-
ly go down. I want to make sure
that many things are happening
under my leadership, Magashule
He saluted Komphela by saying,
You have done it, my chief. You
know, he is one of those people
who does not want to be congratu-
lated alone for the good work, as
he always says the government
does it, but he deserves to be told
that he has done well.
Brand new buses can
finally take to the road
BUTANA KOMPHELA, the MEC for Police, Roads and Transport, in the new bus of the Maluti Bus Service. Photo: Tladi Moloi
BLADE NZIMANDE, the minister
for Higher Education and Training,
told the gr. 12 learners from all the
provinces who had gathered at the
Lere La Tshepe College that it would
not be the end of theworld if they did
not go to university.
He said most of the skills that
South Africa needed at the midlevel
were only found at the FET Colleges
and not at university.
The minister spoke at the Nelson
lingwhichwas held onMandela Day
This is an annual event where we
visit the colleges in the rural areas.
I would also like to tell those who
would like to go to college and uni-
versity to start applying now, he
He said as the department they
have devotedNelsonMandelaDay to
career guidance, because their own
research showed thatmany students
battled in colleges and university be-
cause they d