Pretoria - Johanna Mamaila’s dream to move out of her three-room shack and own a house has been shattered.
The 50-year-old from Phomolong informal settlement in Mamelodi bought an RDP house, but it turned out she was not the only one - the house had also been bought by two other people.
Mamaila said she bought the RDP house in Nellmapius last November and was promised she could move in after three months.
“Time passed and I called the agent, who told me there were problems at the municipality but that I would definitely move into the house. However, months have passed and nothing has changed,” she said.
The mother of three said she found out the house was on the market on the internet. The company, Hamn Properties, sold it for R185 000, which Mamaile paid within seven days as requested by the company.