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Abduragman Aziz holds the title deed to his familys prime property in Simons Town worth R1.5 million. Azizs family lost the land to the apartheid government in 1972, and started claims to get it back in 1996. Photo: Willem Law

24 April 2015


Abduragman Aziz holds the title deed to his familys prime property in Simons Town worth R1.5 million. Azizs family lost the land to the apartheid government in 1972, and started claims to get it back in 1996. Photo: Willem Law

Abduragman Aziz holds the title deed to his familys prime property in Simons Town worth R1.5 million. Azizs family lost the land to the apartheid government in 1972, and started claims to get it back in 1996. Photo: Willem Law

By Emily Huizenga

Cape Town – After nearly 20 years of petitioning, praying and waiting, Abduragman Aziz received the most beautiful pre-birthday gift he could have asked for – the title deed to prime property in Simon’s Town.

On Thursday, a few weeks before Aziz turns 68, tears rolled down his face as he stood on his family’s land – valued at R1.1 million – and held the official title deed to erf 604 on Cotton Lane. He called it the most beautiful birthday present he could have asked for. “Man, I was waiting for this day. I didn’t know if it would come.”

Read the full article from iolNews.

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