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New store for Kestell residents

By Emily Setona

QWAQWA – Residents of Kestell gather to celebrate the grand opening of U-Save supermarket that has been anticipated for a very long time but through the efforts of a local businessman has now become a reality.

A large crowd gathers in Botha Street to witness and celebrate what has been a long-awaited moment for Kestell residents who are now getting their own U-Save supermarket which is the sixty second store employing seventeen people. During its construction which took about four months, fifteen people were employed daily.

Thapelo Selepe is a resident of Kestell that has been employed as a general worker at the new U-Save store and this is what he had to say about his new job. “I feel very proud and happy to be given this opportunity to work at U-Save. This is a wonderful development for our community.”

Moses Moloi a resident of Kestell town said the following in a n interview with The Guard, “We feel very proud to have U-Save inside Kestell, we’ve been waiting for this for a very long time because our money goes out of our town because we don’t have big supermarkets. We only used to have small spaza shops from foreign nationals and our people from the farms used to travel to Qwaqwa, Harrismith and Bethlehem but now its good to see taxis from Tlholong location come to town to buy from U-Save. The businessman who has made sure that all this development happens has also promised to bring more development to Kestell.”

Maluti-a-Phofung local municipality executive mayor Masetjhaba Lakaje-Mosia officially opening new store in Kestell.

While addressing the crowd Maluti – a – Phofung (MAP) local municipality executive mayor Masetjhaba Lakaje – Mosia expressed her joy for those who will now be employed at the store. “We are very happy that our own people are now employed and more will be when we open a truck stop and a drive – through fast food outlet in the future,” Lakaje – Mosia said.

Among the honoured guests present at the grand opening were chief whip Moeketsi Lebesa, MMC of Community Services councillor Bridget Lebesa and ward 3 councillor Japie Mokoena.