Blind Thokile now pleads for potable water

Thokile in his Mokhukhu
Thokile in his Mokhukhu

MOKUBILO: After a miserable 13 years living in an incomplete structure he called home, the childless widower Barebotse Thokile 62, who is blind, now owns a modern house.

Thanks to Debswana Mining Company, Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines (OLDM) in partnership with Boteti Sub District Council, Thokile now occupies a bachelor pad with a bedroom, sitting room, kitchen and an en suite bathroom and toilet.

For years Thokile inhabited a rickety mud hut with all signs of neglect and poverty. The hovel had no potable water and no toilet for a person of his condition.

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