Life after army: BDF houses handicapped former soldier

Lance Corporal Matthys PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Lance Corporal Matthys PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

STRUIZENDAM: After living a miserable life following an injury that left him legless during Somalia peace keeping mission back in 1993, Jacobus Matthys finally had a smile on his face when receiving a donation of a two-bed roomed house from his former colleagues.

It was an emotional day here as the amputated soldier could not believe the compassionate gesture from his former work mates as he now owns a modern house with fully furnished rooms.

The property was on Tuesday presented to the joyful Matthys family, courtesy of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF).

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