Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality led by the Mayor Merriam Malatji in partnership with the Social Development Department handed over a wheelchair to Ruth Nyathi from Lulekani Matiko xikaya, who is living with disability.
According to the municipal spokesperson, Jonas Mahesu this is part of celebrating Women’s Month and restoring the dignity of the people.
Malatji also handed over basic food necessities to the family.
She said she feels honoured to restore the dignity of Ruth Nyathi. “Mma Ruth will now be able to go to various destinations of her choice with the help of the new wheelchair,” she said.
Asnath Mathebula, who looks after the wheelchair beneficiary said she is happy that Nyathi will now be able to use ablution facilities as she was struggling before.
Tears of joy were running down Ruth’s cheeks as the Mayor was handing over the wheelchair.
The Mayor was flanked by the ward counsellor in the area, Richard Makasela, delegation from Social Development and municipal support staff.