Who owns the property?

Ameerah Isaacs, New Tafelsig

I am urgently seeking help regarding a property I bought almost four-years ago not knowing that it belonged to the City of Cape Town.

I paid transfer fees everything then found out the property is still in the City’s name.

I then went with the seller to the housing department in Parow.

We then spoke to Mr Petersen who helped us.

The seller was told to pay a transfer fee which we did after paying and we never heard of them again.

I started making calls and sending emails, since March last year, to the City without any joy.

The last correspondence that I had with the City dates to the first week in January. I get told to call back or the call ends.

I just get told that an attorney has not yet been appointed. I have sent an email to ask how many years it would take for an attorney to be appointed.

I really cannot wait another year.

  • Luthando Tyhalibongo, City of Cape Town spokesperson, responds

The City of Cape Town is aware of Ameerah Issacs’s matter and our officials in the human settlements directorate are investigating.

Once her matter has been investigated, our officials will provide feedback to her.

We apologise if any inconvenience has been caused and our officials will make contact with the resident about her matter in due course.