Mmapule Matlape, Stella - I am a resident of Stella at the informal settlement. I've been living here for past ten years. Earlier this year my grandchild past away. I was financially in a bad situation and no-one helped me. I had nothing at all to bury my grandchild. I even went to my councillor - who has also passed away in the mean time - but he told me that he was not there to assist with such cases. I was feeling so helpless - my grandchild was lying in the mortuary, us not able to say a proper farewell to our beloved.
Then Joseph Matebele heard of my problems. This man came to me and he told me that he did not want to make promises, but that he will try to help me. A week later I received a call from a funeral service, telling me that arrangements have been made for my grandchild's funeral.
From the deepest of my heart, I want to thank Joseph Matebele. He is truly a good person who touches the lives of people. Our community needs more people like him. He has restored my faith in humanity with his selfless act. May God bless him.