- Gogo Mary Fredericks is 85 years old
- She waited for 20 years to get a title deed to her home
- Cape Town Mayor handed her the document on Heritage Day
A long, 20-year wait for a title deed to her Cape Town home is finally over for 85-year-old gogo Mary Fredericks.
Fredericks received her title deed from outgoing City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille on Heritage Day, Cape Argus reports.
She is now partially blind and deaf. However, she held on steadfastly to the dream of owning her own home.
Mayor de Lille said:
Mrs Fredericks and her daughter will finally rest easy knowing they are the rightful owners of the property they occupy.
Issuance of title deeds is part of the City's drive to redress apartheid's unjust spatial development, Briefly.co.za learned.
The Mayor revealed that the City has issued over 4,330 title deeds to residents across Cape Town in 2017/18 financial year so far.
Other beneficiaries included an elderly couple, Arthur and Maria Botha, who had similarly waited over 20 years for their title deed.
Councillor Antonio van der Rheede joined de Lille during the exercise that covered Cape Town's Area Central.
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