Media personality Shaun Mkhize has been criticized for handing over houses to Wyebank families who lost their homes and belongings in the KwaZulu-Natal floods in April.
The houses are single bed, one Toilet and a shower, but what got people talking was that the structures were built out of pavers and concrete bricks.
“I know that the people are poor, but people should give something they themselves would accept. This house is definitely a freezer. Paving as a floor covering? Panels without insulation? do you shower Where is the decency in this kodwa of yours?” tweeted one user.
Mkhize handed over the houses in the presence of eThekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda and Deputy Mayor Philani Mavundla.
Kaunda said some houses donated by Mkhize are in Umlazi, south of Durban.
Mkhize thanked eThekwini -Municipality for their support in maintaining the sites after they were earmarked for the rebuilding of some houses.
“We cannot please everyone, but we do our best to cater for each one any way we can,” she said.
Mkhize said it took five days to build the houses.
” We had to react urgently, so we used alternative technologies to build houses. It took us about four to five days to deliver these houses,” said Mkhize.
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