BROKEN SHACK COULD KILL US!

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BROKEN SHACK COULD KILL US!

PETER Sibuyi (48) from Boikhutso, Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga lives in a dilapidated shack that could collapse at any moment. The shoemaker, originally from Roll in Thulamahashe, lives with his 13-year-old son Dcan in the one-roomed shack erected on top of the mountain. A local councillor apparently declined his application for an RDP house. He claims he did not get a proper explanation for why he didn’t qualify. “I don’t know why, because I am a South African citizen living in a dangerous shack. When it’s raining, we are scared to sleep, thinking we might be washed away,” He fears death, as the shack could collapse during heavy rainfall. Peter said two years ago, the councillor invited people to apply for RDP houses but he was told he didn’t meet the requirements. “I’ve lived in the damaged shack with my son for almost two years and it’s been hard, especially for him.” Bushbuckridge municipal spokesman Aubrey Mnisi said they were not aware of Peter’s situation. “Our human settlements officials will be in touch with him to complete an application and get onto the waiting list.” On Wednesday, local rapper Tumza van Kotsi donated a new school uniform to Peter’s son, grade 7 pupil Dcan.“I thank Tumza as I have been going to school in torn trousers and shoes.“ This is the best thing that ever happened to me,” Dcan said.

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