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Shock as nephew sells elderly couple’s house




A nephew dropped a bombshell on an elderly couple from Magwegwe West when he came with estate agents claiming to be selling a house they claim ownership of. Ednah Mapiye (62) and her husband Kenneth Mapiye (84) are now living in fear since their nephew Biggie Bunhu vowed not to rest until he throws them out of the house. Ednah tearfully told B-Metro that she could not bear losing a house which she and her husband struggled to buy in 1979. “We cannot believe our nephew wants a house I suffered to get. We are still in shock after Bunhu stormed our house in the company of estate agents.

He claimed the house and told us that it was on sale,” said a visibly teary Ednah. The couple said they worked hard to buy the house. “We bought the house from savings after selling chickens. The other money came from my husband’s municipality earnings,” she added. Ednah said her husband’s nephew was taking advantage of the fact that she was customarily married. In the 70s for one to acquire a house, a marriage certiÖcate was a must. “Kenneth’s sister Elizabeth Bunhu and her husband Daniel Bunhu chipped in with their marriage certiÖcate so that we could acquire the house

Bunhu took advantage of his parents’ marriage certiÖcate to dupe us of our house,” said Edna. The family wrangle is now out of hand as the couple has been ordered to vacate the house. “We have since been ordered to vacate the house we have owned for 37 years. We extended the house, we can’t lose it for the sake of a certiÖcate because we have the title deeds,” Edna said. When reached for comment Bunhu said his parents left the house in the custody of the couple when they moved to the rural areas in 1983. “They are liars. That’s my father’s house. They were left there when my father moved to the rural areas. That woman is poisoning my uncle with her bad in×uence. That’s why they are claiming my father’s house. I am selling it,” he said.

could not reach him on his phone. The couple reported the matter to the residents association chairman Titus Mxotshwa who advised them to report the matter to the police. “I told them to report the matter to the police. The police will liaise with the city council as proof for the house payment is still there,” the chairman said

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