RDP house crack threatens life of couple

2017-01-26 06:03
Evelyn William and her husband Pitsi William, her husband, are worried their house is cracking at the foundation. PHOTO: Mbongiseni maseko

Evelyn William and her husband Pitsi William, her husband, are worried their house is cracking at the foundation. PHOTO: Mbongiseni maseko

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Pensioners Pitsi William, 67, and his wife Evelyn William, 65, are living in fear after discovering that their house is cracking at the foundation.

The senior citizens live in Makhaza, Khayelitsha.

As a result, they have moved-out of their main bedroom after a the crack on appeared, which has cause their floor to cave in.

William said their dilemma started after the sewage pipes were changed in 2011.

“We are scared that the house will collapse on us one day. The construction company which built the house promised to come and fix the damage, but it is taking long now.

Our lives are in danger. We had to move-out of our bedroom, because the damage is worse there. The cracks are all over now,” he said.

Vuyiseka Ruka, the secretary pf the Masakhe Project, said they are going to fix the damage soon.

“We were at the house on Monday to assess the damage. We took it upon ourselves to fix it and we are not going to run away. We understand that he is impatient now, but we are going to fix it soon. The municipality was changing the pipes(then), which resulted in the cracks,” Ruka said.

The two have been staying there since 2011.

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