I want to tell you about Uncle Desmond ..

If I see him, I cry, it’s just so …
Also about some others, like uncle Chris etc ..

I want to tell you about Uncle Desmond ..
You will remember that all his stuff was stolen one day, but he struggled to town and sorted all out, he will get his SASSA from next month again.
That’s not what I want to talk about …

Uncle Desmond was a respected man in Pretoria North, he is very affectionate, people who know him say he was one of the hardest working people they knew before his stroke.

He is paralyzed in his left side, but he is still self-sustaining and asks no one for help …

His whole life is in a cold drink crate.

During the day he sits next to Nando’s, on the stairs, nobody asks anything, because he has nowhere else to sit.
In the evening, someone carries his crate with blankets and earthly possessions to Blue Bull paints to sleep there, it’s his daily existence …

He loves Pretoria North ….

People from Pretoria north I beg you, because he begs me every night, he wants to rent a room / wendy, just for sleep, he will not be bothering you, he can no longer get up and down with his crate.

Please help with some shelter, where he can safely lay down his head and where he can return to every night.

Unfortunately, his SASSA does not allow for thousands of rands for accommodation, we are looking for an outside room, wendy anything in the north ..


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We seek rooms for old people

Quick feedback on Oupa Desmond’s SASSA situation: He did not get any money this month, he had to see the doctor first, he said they would see him again next month.

Two ladies paid money to replace his cash, which I would give him every night to keep going.

He now had enough of the streets, but like many other old people LOVE their Pretoria North, that’s all they know, they’ve been here for a hundred years.

My request today is rooms, wendys any kind of shelter for these old people, a place where they can feel safe in the evening, and do not feel they have to swallow their SASSA cards for safe custody.

Now I know where to stay is very expensive ..

If you have an outside room or and empty wendy, they are willing to pay about R500pm for that, we need a place to sleep for about 5 old people on the street … preferably Pretoria North. If the room is large, they may share too.

These are self-sustaining old people, they still take care of themselves and will not be a problem at all, you will not have to worry about them, they just want to be at peace and go for a stroll during the day.

Pretoria north

Ruth 0731962956

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