After Waleed Heyn was forcefully removed from his home on Gympie Street in Woodstock in 2009, he and his then wife, Georgina Heyn, were allocated a temporary dwelling in Blikkiesdorp where they stayed until 2010 when they divorced.
“I started staying with Washiema Hendricks in a different part of Blikkiesdorp in 2010. We had both applied for housing and found out a few years ago that we were beneficiaries of The Hague project, meaning we would each get our own houses,” he said.
Heyn was scheduled to move into his home at the beginning of May, but was in De Aar in the Northern Cape at the time, attending the funeral of a family member.
“Due to the fact that I was not in Cape Town at the time, my home was re-allocated to someone else, and I initially thought that it was only temporary and that I would still be receiving my home,” he said.