RDP conman still walks free

THE conman exposed four months ago by Sowetan and e.tv of "selling" RDP houses still walks the streets a free man.

Housing department officials have confirmed that the man's real name is Bafana Madilongwe - and not Bafana "Ntuli".

Gauteng housing spokesperson Fred Mokoko said: "Bafana is a liar. We can confirm he has never been Ntuli and lied to all his victims and to his employer."

Madilongwe worked as a messenger for Arengo 6, a company contracted to help the Gauteng housing department roll out RDP houses.

"Information we got from his bosses is that he was fired a few days after being exposed as a con artist," Mokoko said.

Madilongwe would offer to supply an RDP house for R6000, promising to hand over the keys within weeks - but his scam came to an end in July when he was exposed by a whistleblower who contacted the Sowetan. However, the con artist is yet to appear in court, despite charges being laid.

lWatch 3rd Degree tonight on e.tv. It deals with this conman's scam. - Alfred Moselakgomo