Gogo (101): 'Haibo, who says I want a party?'

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Gogo Esnes Bele just has one wish. Photo by Mbali Dlungwana
Gogo Esnes Bele just has one wish. Photo by Mbali Dlungwana

THE only thing that a gogo needs and prays for is a safe and comfortable home where she can live with her grandchildren. 

But instead of giving her a house, the 101-year-old gogo Esnes Bele from KwaMashu J section, north of Durban, was thrown a huge party by the ward councillor, Mafiki Mkhize. 

The gogo said she was thrown a party at her home in 2022 and promised a new house, but she is still waiting. She said she wishes to get a house before she dies. 

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