Byline: Andani Matumba

26 September 2022

Govan Mbeki Municipality is making a call to the citizens of South Africa to assist in reuniting Mr Nndwamato Ndou with his family.

Mr Ndou currently resides alone on a farm situated at Moedverloren (Ward 1) in Leandra.

As he narrated his story to Seskhona Media, Mr Ndou lost his mobility last year and has been receiving food from the Maseko family since he cannot work or cook for himself.

He further explained that he comes from Venda in an area called Mutale (Thohoyandou).

Mr Ndou he moved to Govan Mbeki Municipality with his older brother, Aifheli Ndou when they were still young men.

His brother is now deceased and due to his age, Mr Ndou cannot remember precisely the year in which his brother passed on.

Mr Ndou does not have an identity documentation and has been a farm worker since moving to Govan Mbeki Municipality.

He says that the farm owner he used to work for relocated to Gauteng Province, leaving him behind on the farm.

It was disheartening seeing the elderly man moving by sliding from one point to another.

His neighbours, the Maseko family says that they have known him for many years.

Mr Ndou said he has no family nor children and has never married before and that was confirmed by a statement made by the neighbours also confirming that they had never seen anyone coming to visit Mr Ndou.

Anyone with information can contact Andani Matumba: 064 966 98 22 (Editor of Seskhona News) or Cllr Solomon Mahlangu: 072 137 1194

Picture taken during the handover of the wheel-chair and food supplies to Mr Nndwamato Ndou.
From Left: Mr Maseko (Mr Ndou’s neighbour), Executive Mayor of Gert Sibande District Municipality (Cllr Walter Mngomezulu), Executive Mayor of Govan Mbeki Municipality (Cllr Nhlakanipho Zuma) and Cllr Solomon Mahlangu (Ward 1) ,