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Member of the Institute of Directors South Africa and Member of the Sirdar Governance Panel.

24 January 2014

Zindzi Mandela incurs neighbours' wrath over noise

Zindzi Mandela incurs neighbours' wrath over noise

Zindzi Mandela is involved in yet another controversy. Her neighbours are complaining bitterly about the noise coming from the property she is renting in the upmarket Sandton suburb of Atholl and have called out the police three times since Christmas Day.

Mandela's rented property in Atholl, Sandton.

A neighbour, who asked not to be named, said the noise was unbearable.

'It goes on all the time, sometimes until 3am - there is music, shouting and cars starting and stopping nonstop. They sometimes quieten down after the police leave, but often it resumes soon after they leave,' he said.

The Star visited the house, in an attempt to get comment from Mandela, but there is no bell to summon anyone to open the gate.

The owner of the house, Panico Protopapa, in 2010 threatened to evict Mandela because of R200 000 in unpaid rent. She was paying around R32 000 a month.

At the time, Mandela claimed in court papers that the house was 'riddled with defects', which was the reason why she was not paying.

She later claimed her mother, Winnie, helped her out and paid R50 000 on her behalf, and her ex-husband, Zweli Hlongwane, paid another R100 000 to clear the outstanding rent.

Mandela has also been served a notice from the City of Joburg to clean up a property she owns, but has abandoned, in Houghton.

Mandela's Houghton house yesterday.

Following numerous complaints from neighbours about the overgrown property, which is overrun by rats, the city's environmental health department gave her 21 days in which to clean it up. The deadline was yesterday, but a visit to the property by The Star yesterday revealed there had been no attempt to clean up.

The council said it would get quotations to clean up the grounds, the cost of which would be charged to Mandela.

The building inspector and JMPD would also go on site to check the condition of what remains of the house.

The Star has made numerous attempts to contact Mandela for comment, without success.

The Star

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