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Evicted brothers to return to their auctioned home

By Getrude Makhafola | Mar 29, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

AFTER waiting for weeks brothers Thabiso and Pule Mokgothu will next week move back to their late mother's Zola, Soweto, house that was auctioned off last year.

Sowetan reported how the brothers were still waiting to move in, two months after Standard Bank apologised and promised to reverse the sale, citing an "oversight" on their part.

It emerged that the bank was in a tussle with buyer Thapelo Buthelezi.

"Thank you Sowetan, this would not have been possible without your help," said 25-year-old Thabiso as he stood outside the three-bedroom house.

The brothers were evicted from their home and told someone had bought it at auction.

When their mother Louisa Mokgothu died in 2006 she had paid off the bond from Standard Bank.

Last week the bank replaced the house's burst geyser and installed a new stove as a courtesy gesture to the Mokgothu brothers.

"The brothers were supposed to move in this week, but we noticed the house needed some repairs," Standard Bank spokesperson Ross Linstrom said.

Buthelezi said his tenants would be moving out this week.

"The bank has paid all my expenses and the sale has been reversed," he said.

Buthelezi had asked the bank to pay him R30000 for expenses.


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