Man moves shack from yard to avoid paying extra money for electricity

Man moves shack from yard to avoid paying extra money for electricity

- Eric Khoza's rent was R600 a month

- However, he said his landlady demanded an extra R150 for electricity

- This was too much for him, so he decided to move his shack while intact

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A 30-year-old man in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, moved his entire shack intact out of his landlady's yard after growing tired of paying extra money for electricity.

Eirc Khoza said he used to pay the landlady R600 per month for rent, Briefly.co.za learned. He added that this was inclusive of electricity.

However, the landlady reportedly asked for R150 more for electricity, an amount Eric said was "too much."

Eric moved the shack with the help of friends. Source: Daily Sun

Eric moved the shack with the help of friends. Source: Daily Sun

According to Daily Sun, Eric gathered a few of his friends to help carry the two-roomed shack two streets down from its original location.

Curious local residents milled around the unusual scene. Luckily for Eric and his friends, a kind motorist offered to prop up the shack on his bakkie.

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Asked why he didn't dismantle the shack before moving it, Eric explained:

I couldn’t dismantle my shack because putting it back together would have cost more money.

In addition, he had to pay his new landlord, leaving him with no money even for transport. The landlady in question refused to comment on the matter.

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The harsh economic environment in South Africa has confined many people to a life of shacks.

Recently, Briefly.co.za reported that a family of 14 people was living in a single shack in the Eastern Cape province.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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