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THE spectre of maladministration has come back to haunt the Musina municipality in Limpopo over allegations of the corrupt allocations of RDP houses.
A woman has allegedly been kicked out of her house by a municipal councillor who is accused of selling RDP houses and allocating them to wrong beneficiaries.
The victim, Thabo Mamadi, 27, of Musina Extension 9, found herself suddenly wanting when she returned home to find the door broken and everything in the house "stolen".
She said her neighbours told her that a truck from the municipality, escorted by housing community services manager Pedron Nndwa, took away her property.
Mamadi said on enquiring, Nndwa told her that the house was not hers and had been wrongfully allocated to her.
"Before this, Nndwa was threatening me all along when I demanded to have the title deed of the house when others were given theirs," Mamadi said.
"He told me that my house had a problem, which I couldn't understand because he gave me the key in the first place."
She said a social worker had ordered the municipality to give her a house and she was allocated house number 4709/164.
Just when she thought she had a permanent shelter, as was recommended because she had a foster child, the municipality emptied the house, leaving her with nothing.
Mamadi's belongings have been taken to the municipality's storeroom for safekeeping while she is homeless.
The municipality has been rocked by corruption allegations relating to the selling of RDP houses since 2004.
In some instances municipal officials were also accused of soliciting sex in return for allocating a house quicker.
Mamadi said she had stayed for a year and two months in the house never thinking that she would one day be kicked out.
Sowetan has learnt that the department of housing has instituted an investigation into the ongoing allocation of RDP houses in Musina after complaints that the houses were being sold.
The Musina Concerned Group also said municipal officials were oppressing poor communities.
Group chairperson Sinkie Makushu claimed that the officials sold houses belonging to the poor, thereby putting the people at high risk.
According to Makushu, houses were sold for cattle and goats, while others paid R6000 to own the houses.
He said about 30percent of houses were occupied by the wrong owners and that rightful owners were suffering in shacks.
Municipality spokesperson Wilson Dzebu said yesterday that the allegations were meant to dent the image of the municipality.
"We allocate houses fairly to those who qualified," Dzebu said.