The Monitor :: Hood Brothers Pledge House For Disabled Woman
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Hood Brothers Pledge House For Disabled Woman

After reading The Monitor’s December edition front-page article about struggles faced by disabled 27-year-old Diteko Mokgadi and her parents, Hood Brothers decided to help the family and pledged to build a house for their disabled daughter.
By Pini Bothoko Mon 11 Feb 2019, 14:32 pm (GMT +2)
The Monitor :: Hood Brothers Pledge House For Disabled Woman








Hood Brothers, Tlokweng lads who grouped themselves sharing a common goal for the love of soccer, ended up extending a helping hand in the community.

Then Thuso Oteng Mekgwe and Kelebonye Kaboyamodimo visited The Monitor offices to enquire of the family and their whereabouts. The Monitor team took the duo to Mokgadi’s family at Selokwana Lands in the outskirts of Ga-Modubu village.

Recently Mekgwe disclosed to this publication what they intend to do for the disabled Diteko. Diteko, who also cannot talk, was hit by a stroke when she was three-years-old and since then has been struggling. Narrating how the idea of constructing Diteko a house began, Mekgwe said after reading the article he decided to share the story with his ‘brothers’ in one of their gatherings. He said Diteko’s condition touched them and agreed to give the family a helping hand.

“This is how it all began. After visiting the family we came back and shared with others what we observed to be the essential thing that the family needs. The family currently own traditional huts that might not withstand harsh weather conditions hence we decided to raise funds to give the family dignity by building them a house,” Mekgwe said.

He said despite most of them being unemployed, Diteko’s plight touched them and they all agreed to save the little they can every month end to raise funds towards the construction of the house.

However, Mekgwe said they are still faced with a challenge because the family that currently resides at the lands does

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not have a residential plot.

“We have pleaded with the family to ask for a residential plot so that we can build Diteko permanent shelter. Whilst Diteko’s parents are busy finding ways to acquire a residential plot we will as well be saving and raising funds towards the construction of the house,” Mekgwe said. Asked what house size they intend to build for Diteko, Mekgwe said that would depend on the amount of money they would have managed to raise. For his part Diteko’s father, Dithibeng Mokgadi, 84, conceded that Mekgwe visited them recently and pledged to build Diteko a house.

“The Good Samaritans have pledged to build my daughter a house, but sadly we do not own a residential plot. I have recently visited Ga-Kgatla village kgosi and the office of social workers pleading with them to help us acquire a residential plot.

However, the village kgosi said there is an open space within the village where he could recommend Kweneng Land Board to allocate us a residential plot,” Mokgadi said.

Mokgadi stated he has pleaded with social workers at Ga-Kgatla village to assist his family to acquire the plot.

“I hope social workers knowing the condition that we are faced with are the ones who can convince Kweneng Land Board to allocate us a plot so that we can take advantage of the pledge.

This could be the best gift we have ever had, especially that it hass been years I have been struggling to build my family permanent shelter,” Mokgadi said.

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