Businessman buys home for housekeeper of 30 years

(Port Elizabeth) – Nancy Witbooi, a Bay housekeeper, recently took ownership of her first-ever home, which was bought for her by her employer as a token of his appreciation for her 30 years of service.

GOOD NEWS: From left are Pam Golding Properties Port Elizabeth agent Leonard Ellis, proud new homeowner Nancy Witbooi and Ian Olivier, Pam Golding Properties area principal in Port Elizabeth.

Real estate industry veteran Ian Olivier, area principal of Pam Golding Properties Port Elizabeth, described the moment when Witbooi received the keys to her home as one that will go down as one of the great moments of his real estate career.

“In all my years of real estate, this is the first time I’ve been mandated to find a property as a gift for another party,” said Linda de Lange, also with Pam Golding Properties PE and who had been working with the client to sell his own properties.

“After he sold his home in Sardinia Bay, he became concerned about his domestic worker, Nancy, who lived in a house on one of his adjacent properties. He told me he felt a responsibility for her after her many years of loyal service and wanted to buy her a house of her own. Nancy wanted a place in Walmer Township close to her family and spacious enough for her and her young granddaughter who lives with her, so I spoke to Leonard Ellis who had a listing there. He took Nancy and her employer to see it, and the rest is history,” De Lange said.

 Listed for R110 000, Ellis says the businessman paid the full asking price in cash.

Conveniently positioned just inside Walmer Township, and close to a main transport route, the house comprises an open-plan living area/kitchen, bathroom and upstairs bedroom as well as a lock-up garage. And thanks to the businessman’s generosity it also has a brand-new stove – a Christmas present from his family.

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