Kind Businessman Helps Old Man Living in Dirty House, Builds Him Modern Home, Paints It

Kind Businessman Helps Old Man Living in Dirty House, Builds Him Modern Home, Paints It

  • Collen Mashawan, a philanthropist and entrepreneur, along with other influential people gifted a man by the name of Thabethe a home
  • Previously restricted to a home without basic human needs, Thabethe now sits comfortably in his new house
  • Mashawana shared the inspirational act of kindness on his social media feed, igniting the hearts of some of his 11,000 followers

Restricted to a house without windows or doors, Mkhulu Thabethe stood alongside Minister for Social Development Lindiwe Zulu, the Chairperson of the ANC in Tshwane Region Kgosi Maepa and self-proclaimed ‘African Philanthropreneur’ Collen Mashawana; where he cut the ribbon to his new home and his new life.

A heart of gold

Mashawana used his social media platform to share the frequent hardships that plagued the life of Thabethe. Attached to a heartwarming before and after snap of Thabethe's new home is a caption that tugged on the emotions of the nation.

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“Mkhulu Thabethe had been staying in a dilapidated shack with no windows and doors for over 30 years. Mkhulu’s shack had no electricity, water and most importantly he did not have a toilet and therefore used the neighbouring tavern's toilet. Today we gifted him with a new home."
Collen Mashawana, entrepreneur, philanthropist, build home, less fortunate man
Collen Mashawana presented Mkhulu Thabethe with a lovely new home after he lived in a dilapidated shack for 30 years. Image: @collenmashawane
Source: UGC

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Read some of the comments below:

@teb_ma said:

"You are such a blessing. Keep it up ntate Mashawana. May the good Lord bless you more."

@SihleWasembo shared:

"May your ancestors bless you abundantly!"

@Sydnihilist added:

"At the centre of being an African, lies ubuntu/botho, covered with kindness and a true act of charity in its purest form."

@annis_moatshe responded with:

"Thanks, Mr Moshawana I wish that the all Mighty may give you more blessings so that you can help more people."

@SoritaM1 tweeted:

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"Awwhhh well done Sir, your parents raised you well to look after your elders more blessings coming your way."

@Sihle_Thembela added:

"People like you inspire us to strive for greatness and aspire to help those who are less fortunate in our society."

Son made mother proud

Meanwhile, earlier reported that @Ofentse_RS took to social media to share the wonderful gift he bestowed upon his mother. To thank the lady who gave him life and helped him become the man he is today, Ofentse built a lovely home for her.

The hardworking man spoke to Mzansi through the comments section of his post to share his view and purpose behind such a tremendous act of kindness. He said it is his 'gift of gratitude'.

He shared:

"This is my gift of gratitude for the efforts my mom put in for helping me become the man I am today. I will not explain myself to people who aren't helping their parents with nothing. If your heart is painful that I did this for my Mom, then ask for help because I will do it again."


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