Long wait for title deeds finally over

2015-07-23 06:00
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Hibiscus Coast mayor Cynthia Mqwebu (left) is embraced by Marimah Ellia who received the title deed to her Marburg home.

PHOTOS: candyce krishna Hibiscus Coast mayor Cynthia Mqwebu (left) is embraced by Marimah Ellia who received the title deed to her Marburg home.

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THE long wait was finally over for 100 Marburg, Merlewood and Palmview residents who finally received title deeds to their home on Saturday.

The Hibiscus Coast Muncipality and the MEC for Human Settlements, Ravi Pillay, presented these papers as part of Mandela Day activities.

The hand-over took place at Port Shepstone Secondary School in Albersville.

Pillay paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, reflected on his years in Port Shepstone and gave home owners advice on the do’s and don’ts as official home owners.

“Don’t be tempted to borrow money from the bank and use your title deeds as surety.

“Only use your title deeds to secure a loan if you’re going to improve on your home or for your children’s education. Make sure you are doing it for the right reasons,” added Pillay.

Marimah Ellia of Palmview, who waited 21 years for her paperwork, said it was a happy day for her and her family.

“I don’t know why it took so long but I’m glad that I finally received the title deeds. I enjoyed the day as I got to have lunch with the mayor. It was an experience I will never forget.”

Merlewood resident, Iris Goldstone said she was very excited to finally be an official homeowner.

“I’ve been living in my flat without title deeds for 25 years. It’s been a long wait, but now I’m legally the owner of my home,” she said

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