- Hlelile Mbanda built a mansion for her parents who lived in tiny mud houses for many years
- The young lady wanted to thank her parents for sacrificing a lot for her bright future
- Hlelile spent almost R300 000 (N7,007,064) on the house and still wants to do more to make the house more luxurious
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Hlelile Mbanda (25) has brought joy and happiness to her parents by building them a mansion after decades of living in falling mud houses.
According to some residents, she is the first person to build such a house at her age in her neighbourhood in eMaphephetheni, Ndwedwe.
Speaking to Legit.ng, Hlelile said it has been always her dream to get her parents out of their misery.
She said anybody who lived in a house built with blocks in her area was seen as a very rich person.
Therefore, she had this drive to get her parents out of the mud houses after being through a lot. She said one of the mud houses collapsed on them a few years back.
“I wanted to thank them. They've been through a lot. There are things they could have done, but they didn't because they cared for me. I always thought maybe things could have easier for them if they did not have me. So there was no way I could forget them for all the sacrifices they made to make sure my future is bright."
From sleeping in tiny houses, today the 60-year-old couple slept in a big bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. She said she spent almost R300 000 on the house but she still wanted to spend more for her parents.
“Doing something like this for your parents is a lifetime gift and a lifetime blessing. I want to say to my parents, thank you so much. I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for them."
The smart diva has encouraged other youngsters to always give back to their parents and show appreciation.
“It is possible. It can be done. I didn't take any loan. I had to sweat to be able to gift my parents with their new house. I’ve been saving since 2017. As much as I wanted to do things for myself, I had to make a sacrifice and do this for my parents to thank them. I always had this wish to make them happy and proud."
Not only Hlelile's parents are proud of her wonderful gift but her good work was also noticed by others too.
Mpumelelo Mbonambi wrote on Facebook:
“Well done. You are the first person in our area to do such a wonderful thing at our age. Congratulations.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young lady set her mind on owning a house and she wanted to do it before turning 30.
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While her dream might seem unattainable to many, the woman, who was identified as Twitter user @Boii_MsPixels, managed to make it a reality.
Earlier in September, the Botswana beauty took to Twitter to share photos of the crib she built for herself.
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