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By unknown | Sep 06, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Sipho Masombuka

Sipho Masombuka

The Sibiya family's house in Mamelodi West, Pretoria, is attracting the attention of neighbours and passers-by who cannot help but stop and stare in awe.

There is every kind of junk you might think of, from broken toys, furniture, bicycles and tyres to bags and shoes - and it keeps piling up.

The family house is rapidly disappearing under the junk collected from dumping sites by its owner, Steven Sibiya, 65.

Sibiya's wife, Georgina, 64, said her husband started "behaving strangely" after he fell from the roof of their house in 1998 and suffered serious head injuries.

He was found unconscious on the ground. Sibiya was admitted to the Pretoria Academic Hospital for three weeks.

She said his condition became worse when he stopped taking treatment.

He also had to stop working because of his condition.

Georgina said he started sleeping in his car and stopped talking to her.

Spokesman for the Department of Social Development Jonas Mashigo said Sibiya's case would be referred to the relevant directorate within the department.


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