EMPLOYER SURPRISES WORKER WITH AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT
By: Mhleli Mkhize
Blessings have fallen down and reached a lady who has received a newly built home after her house was burnt to ashes.
On the 2nd of November Journalismiziko wrote about Shezi who works as a domestic worker in Kloof. She had unfortunately lost her home to a mysterious fire that left the place in ashes.
Journalismiziko recently visited Shezi’s new house that was secretly built and furnished as a surprise by her employer Celina Ettmeyer. The house has now been rebuilt into a four-roomed house, an improvement from the previous two-roomed house she used to own.
“I cannot begin to explain the joy I have in my heart and what to say to my boss but thank you,” said Shezi in tears.
She said that she was devastated that she did not receive any help from family or the municipality.
“I have always been a loner and when my house burnt I just prayed to God that I do not beg,” she added.
Ettmeyer said that after Shezi suffered the burning of her home, she decided to take her for a short holiday to Pietermaritzburg. While on holiday she had a construction company rebuild
“Shezi is more than just an employee to me I did this for her because she has done more than anyone could imagine for me and my family,” said Ettmeyer.
She added that Shezi has forever remained faithful to her and for that she decided to give her an early Christmas present.
Shezi will now celebrate the festive season in the comfort of her own home with her children.