RESIDENTS have joined forces to ensure that Thandi Sangweni (48) gets her house back.
They gave the buyer three months to move out of Thandi’s house in Buhle Park near Katlehong, Ekurhuleni.
Thandi lost her home to a group of crooks who allegedly hijack houses after making victims drink muthi.
A sangoma in the group apparently predicts that the house has demons and the victim should sell it.
Thandi said the sangoma made her drink muthi and told her to sell the house for R270 000.
The current buyer promised she’d move out.
“She’s been given three months to look for a new place,” said Tshepo Mogoba, a South African National Civic Organisation leader.
Three people have allegedly lost their houses after being conned by the same group. Last Friday residents had a meeting about the house.
“We suspect that the buyer is part of the group. That house belongs to Thandi,” Tshepo told Daily Sun.
The buyer allegedly told residents she resigned from work to get money to buy the house, but later said she took out a loan.
She even claimed the money was part of her divorce settlement.
Thandi’s younger brother Zenzele Sangweni said he was willing to pay R270 000 to the woman in the house, as well as R23 000 interest.
Ekurhuleni West police spokesman Captain Lesetja Mathobela said a case of fraud was opened and cops were looking for suspects.