'She wants to come home' - granddaughter of evicted Soweto Gogo (101) says granny wants to move back

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Patricia Mosidi says her Gogo misses home and wants to come back.
Patricia Mosidi says her Gogo misses home and wants to come back.
Snazo Notho

She stood alone while he came with an entourage.

But she's not going to let that stand in the way of fighting for her gogo's home.

Patricia Mosidi is the granddaughter of Gogo Violet Mosidi (101), from Meadowland who was evicted from her house by the new alleged buyer Juel Moalusi. The buyer claimed to have purchased the house from one of Gogo Violet’s grandchildren.

The matter is now in court and Patricia is fighting for her grandmother’s home.

The case for the application for a decision on the court order was due to be heard on Monday at the Protea Magistrate Court.

The brief appearance was postponed for hearing to 17 April, because the new Magistrate that was supposed to take over the case was off sick.

“The Magistrate has postponed all opposed matters for a further date, the Magistrate that was supposed to take over the case is off sick. They haven’t given us the name of the new Magistrate yet,” says Mishka Hansraj, Patricia’s legal representative.

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The decision for the court order has been appealed by Juel, who is the respondent on this matter is.

He's appealing a court order that states that Patricia should move back into her grandmother’s house until the case is finalised.

Patricia told Drum that the court cases are draining her and leaving her broke because she must use the money for transport to fight someone who is using hearsay. She says Juel is not telling the truth when he says that she is currently working.

“Juel told the court that I shouldn’t stay in the house because I am working, and I can buy myself a house. That is not the case, I was working at Pik it Up, it was a contract. The contract ended last year so I am unemployed and applying for a job.”

She says now she is subjected to seeing him now and then and he always brings a group of people to court to make a show, but she just wants the court to decide because her grandmother wants to come home.

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“I went to see my grandmother, and she is not okay. She says she misses home and wants to come back but all that depends on the decision from the court. We have two cases now; it is this one for the court order and the other one for damage to property which is in the High Court. I explained to my grandmother that I will be comfortable having her home once the court makes a decision.”

She says she doesn’t want to bring her home, while there is a court case pending. She is scared that they will wait for her to leave the house and then throw Gogo out again like they did the last time.

“I am not going to stop coming here, seeing him with a group of people is nothing new to me. He always has a group of people around him; I will come into court alone and face him. What he did to my grandmother was not good, and he must pay for that. There is nothing as painful as seeing those videos of her coming out of the house that she lived in for decades. He will pay, I will allow the law to take its course, and we will have the last laugh.”

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