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ANALYSIS | The billion rand housing scheme that paved the way for state capture to come

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State Capture commission chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
State Capture commission chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.
Deaan Vivier, Netwerk24

In 2017, then 73-year-old Elizabeth Sepe looked completely disillusioned by any prospect of a house ever being built for her by the government.

Her hopes were lifted years before, in 2010, when the government promised houses in the Phatho township in Bloemfontein.

Sepe dreamt of having a solid roof over her grandkids' head and anxiously waited for the government to make good on its promise.

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