Pearl sur­prises dad with a house

TV pre­sen­ter builds a house for dad

Sowetan - - Front Page - By Pa­tience Bam­balele

Tele­vi­sion and ra­dio per­son­al­ity Pearl Mo­di­adie has sur­prised her fa­ther with a new lux­ury home.

Mo­di­adie, who co-hosts The Great Es­cape on Metro FM, bought a house in Jo­han­nes­burg, de­mol­ished it and then built a bet­ter house.

She told Sowe­tan build­ing a big house for her fa­ther was some­thing that she had al­ways wanted to do.

Mo­di­adie said af­ter she lost her mother, at the age of 10, she felt that she needed to take care of her fa­ther the best way pos­si­ble.

“I feel ful­filled now that it has fi­nally hap­pened,” she said.

“This has re­minded me of how faith­ful God is and how he al­ways keeps his prom­ise that ‘any­thing you ask for in my name, you shall re­ceive’. I wanted it to be ex­actly what I had en­vi­sioned for my dad.”

Mo­di­adie, who is set to be mar­ry­ing Nku­l­uleko Buthelezi, said it was im­por­tant for her to take care of her home first be­fore em­bark­ing on another life jour­ney.

“It’s un­for­tu­nate when you see peo­ple liv­ing large while their par­ents [and] fam­ily mem­bers aren’t taken care of.

“I un­der­stand that some dy­nam­ics are dif­fer­ent, but home should al­ways come first.”

Sav­ing for her fa­ther’s house was not dif­fi­cult be­cause she is a savvy per­son by na­ture.

“I’ve al­ways been a huge fan of sav­ing. So when I wanted to take this on, there was al­ready money set aside for a project of this mag­ni­tude.”

About her “over­whelmed” fa­ther, she said: “My fa­ther loves it. He’s a proud dad right now, that’s for sure. He was sur­prised when I pre­sented his [gift] and had a lot of ques­tions to ask!”


Pearl Mo­di­adie is ready for another jour­ney in life.

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