Minister Sisulu directs the Department to find a solution for an evicted 91 year old citizen

The Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Lindiwe Sisulu, has directed her Department to investigate and find a solution to the alleged eviction of an elderly citizen in Standerton, Mpumalanga Province.

This after the Sowetan ran a disturbing story of a 91-year-old Gogo Ndlovu who has been left homeless as her house has been sold to someone else.

The Minister takes the allegations, as reported in the media, very seriously.

“What we have read in the newspaper that our houses are sold for nothing is very disturbing. What makes things worse is that this is done by some of our officials. We cannot allow this to happen under our watch; fully subsidized houses are for destitute people and that includes our senior citizens”, said Minister Sisulu.

The Minister has directed her Department to work with the affected Municipality and the Province to find a permanent solution that will avoid Gogo Ndlovu being homeless.


Enquiries: Steve Motale, Ministry Spokesperson on 083 784 0719

Issued by the Ministry of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Govan
Mbeki House
240 Justice Mahomed Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria


Press Release Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021