Man spends R50 000 on house, discovers seller doesn't own it

Man spends R50 000 on house, discovers seller doesn't own it
Published: 2014 June 10 16:55:54 (9117 Views)
Johannes Mothata of Lotus Gardens, west of Pretoria, SA, is furious after spending R50 000 in 2012 to secure an RDP house, only to discover the seller doesn't own it.

"Trust yourself -  but nobody else," he said.

Johannes is still battling to get his money back after a friend told him Paulinah Makondo was selling her RDP house in Lotus Gardens Phase 4.

Paulinah was apparently selling the house for R80 000.

He said she told him the house belonged to her late aunt, Maria Baloyi, who left two children for her to look after.

Johannes said after he paid a lawyer R10 000 to do the paperwork Paulinah said other people had made a better offer.

"She encouraged me to pay half of the R80 000 to show I was serious," he said.

Johannes said he deposited R40 000 in the woman's bank account.



"But a month later, I was shocked to hear from the lawyers that the house was still registered in Maria's name and I couldn't buy it.

"I need my money back or the promised house," Johannes said.

Paulinah confirmed to Daily Sun that she received the money from Johannes.

She promised to sell her furniture to pay it back. But two weeks later he was still waiting, so he went to the police.

Last Wednesday Paulinah went with him to Makapanstad Police Station.

She promised to pay him every month, although she wasn't sure how much.

She said she will let him know if she can't pay in any particular month.

Easter Mulaudzi, who cares for Maria's children, said the family decided not to sell the house but to rent it out until the children grew up.

"They will return to their mother's house when they are grown up," she said.



Source - Dailysun

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