Cop 'sends gang to raid woman's house'

Cop 'sends gang to raid woman's house'
Published: 2016 July 09 07:29:52 (6264 Views)
A police officer allegedly sent people to throw a family out of their home, claiming he had bought the house.

82-year-old Josephine Khumalo has lived in her house in Dlamini extension 2, Soweto, for 61 years with her daughter Joyce Khumalo (62).

On Tuesday a group of over 40 men carrying pangas, hammers, axes and bricks arrived and threw them out of the house with all their belongings.

Then they broke the windows and the fittings and told her the house no longer belonged to her.

According to the Josephine, the gang was sent by a cop from Protea Police Station to evict her.

"I have raised my children and grandchildren in this house but an officer who thinks he's above the law has caused chaos and traumatised my grandchildren," said Josephine.

"Senior police officers from Moroka Police Station advised me to lay charges against the cop who came with armed men to harass me and damage my property."



Joyce said she couldn't believe they had a roof over their heads one day and the next day they were homeless.

"After they left all we had was a heap of wreckage," she said.

Joyce alleged the men not only damaged the house but also stole their belongings.

"A tenant renting one of the back rooms complained that they stole R3,000 from him. The tenant, who fixes people's phones, said they also stole all his phones and he has opened a case against them."

Elsie (41), Josephine's granddaughter, said the family was in a very bad situation as they had nowhere to sleep. She said they needed the government to help them.

The house, according to the title deed belongs to Josephine and the family confirmed that they had no knowledge of the property ever being offered for sale to anybody.

Moroka Police Station spokesman, Captain Mpande Khoza said a case of assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm was opened at the station.

No suspects were arrested but investigations are underway.



Source - Dailysun

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