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THIRTEEN members of the Masondo family in KwaMashu's E-section have been forced to camp in the garage of what used to be their home.
The family owned what was the only double-storey house in the area.
But they were allegedly forced to squeeze into the garage after a "new owner" evicted them last December.
When Sowetan visited, eight of them, including babies, were crammed in the garage.
Granddaughter Sho Zuma said she was born in the family home but in December the "new owner" Bathandazile Dlamini informed them that she had bought the house.
"The home and title deed belonged to my grandfather, a former policeman," said a shocked Zuma.
"After his death in 2000, our granny and my sister went to the bank to notify them and to let them know that my granny would take over the payments for the home loan."
But the bank informed them that the house had been paid up and refunded them R11000.
Zuma said they were forced to move to the garage when the "new owner" served them with an "eviction order".
But it has since emerged that the eviction order was allegedly faked.
"The matter is now with the police for investigations after it was discovered that we had been duped into moving out.
"We expect the matter to be brought before the court soon," she said.
She said her grandmother is in hospital suffering from depression as a result of the eviction.
Dlamini would not respond to calls a comment yesterday.
Police in KwaMashu confirmed that a fraud case is being investigated.