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Getrude Makhafola

Getrude Makhafola

Not only was a disabled Soweto pensioner kicked out of his house by his daughter and a relative, but yesterday they allegedly assaulted him and his sister when he went back to collect his belongings.

Ernest Vilakazi of Emndeni lost his right leg to gangrene and walks with the aid of crutches. He also has no left eye after his face was burnt in a accident.

Last month Sowetan published his story after his daughter, Mpumelelo Vilakazi, and Lily Zwane, a relative, allegedly kicked him out of the house he rightfully owns and used to share with his late partner and their three children.

Vilakazi now lives with his sister Thandi in Mofolo.

Yesterday, accompanied by Thandi, he went back to Emndeni to collect his belongings and the tenants' rent. That was when when the alleged assault took place.

"I asked Mpumelelo where the tenants' money was and she told me Lily had it," Vilakazi said. "Lily and her brother called me a drunk when I asked about the money."

Thandi said Lily became abusive, slapped her and told them they would not get the money and that the house did not belong to Vilakazi.

The two have opened a case of assault at Naledi police station.


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