A PORT Elizabeth grandmother has been living in a shack for three years because her RDP house was hijacked while she was in hospital.
Wheelchair-bound Funeka Tommy, 72, said she had to make do without a flush toilet or electricity because someone stole her Silvertown “dream house” in 2011.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and a ward councillor confirmed the housing dispute but were unable to explain why the problem had not been fixed for all these years.
The stand-off is between Tommy and Lindiwe Pike, 55, who illegally obtained the house keys from a site manager in 2011. The two women live a few streets apart.
“It’s very cold inside this shack. I want my house back but no one is doing anything about it. It’s painful to have a house that you can’t live in,” Tommy, who lives alone in the one- bedroom shack, said. – Hendrick Mphande and Thanduxolo Fatyi
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