Deputy President David Mabuza has handed fully furnished four room houses to seven families from Amsterdam in Mpumalanga.

Mabuza led a government service delivery programme visiting schools and the elders in the area as part of the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations.

Life will never be the same for 57 year old Zodwa Mazibuko from Amsterdam who was living in a muddy dilapidated house with her seven children and five grandchildren.

Mazibuko, who is a single parent, was one of the beneficiaries of the houses from Mabuza.

The excited Mazibuko says she had lost hope that one day she might own a decent house.

Mazibuko says she had been applying for an RDP house for years unsuccessful. She says the family endured cold winter and windy seasons.

She says when Mabuza, promised to build her a proper house, she never thought it would happen.

“I was struggling with my children; we were living in a muddy house that was leaking. God has answered my prayers. I never thought that one day I will own such a beautiful house.”

Mabuza also visited Nganana high school, and provide them with laptops, a soccer kit, sanitary towels and school uniforms to needy learners from four schools in the area.

However, Mabuza called on young people to take advantage of the free basic education provided by the government. He warned the young people against alcohol and drugs.

The learners at Nganana high school,extended their gratitude to the Deputy President for the gifts. Mostly were fascinated by the laptops.

The say they would no longer travel long distances to the library to use a computer.

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