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Tsietsi residents conned into buying land ‘illegally’

Julia Xaba (left) and her friend Ma’Nkosi in Tsietsi, Palm Ridge. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

10 September 2015


Julia Xaba (left) and her friend Ma’Nkosi in Tsietsi, Palm Ridge. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

Julia Xaba (left) and her friend Ma’Nkosi in Tsietsi, Palm Ridge. (Mpho Raborife, News24)

By Mpho Raborife

Johannesburg – Two shack dwellers have spent a combined total of R17 500 trying to secure land that they can call home at the Tsietsi informal settlement in Palm Ridge, Katlehong.

While it is a common occurrence for desperate people to secure land from those purporting to sell vacant plots, the City of Ekurhuleni says this is illegal. Its spokesperson, Themba Gadebe, said people should be wary of anyone trying to sell them land.

Read the full article from News24.

 

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