Scam exposes township title deed confusion

A housing dispute in Mfuleni demonstrates how the informal process of transferring title deeds for RDP houses can lead to people losing their money and their homes.

Mfuleni community leaders are furious with a woman who keeps on selling her RDP house to different people. Yoliswa Jack, they allege, targets desperate people who are looking for a place to stay.

Jack sells the house, but then when another good offer comes along, she sells it again. She is accused by community members of pushing out the family currently occupying the house — even though they believe they still own it.

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