Gauteng authorities entreated to tempo up housing allocations after unlawful invasions
By ANA Reporter Sep 15, 2020
Johannesburg – South Africa’s major opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday entreated the Gauteng authorities to tempo up housing allocations, asserting a preference of accomplished however unoccupied objects across the province had been illegally invaded.
Completed housing objects in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and some vandalised, whereas 342 objects and 754 condominium rooms had been illegally occupied on the Malibongwe Ridge project in the metropolis, mentioned DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands in the sprawling Soweto township, 230 objects remained unoccupied after completion, as did 34 objects at Mzimhlophe in Orlando West.
In Clayville Extension 45, Ward 1 and Extension 71, Ward 92 in Tembisa, unlawful occupants had additionally taken over residential objects, amid allegations that authorities officers had equipped the homes, Cirota mentioned.
He entreated Gauteng’s Division of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Vulnerable Affairs to make distinct that that no accomplished housing objects had been left unoccupied and to take a look at the rightful beneficiaries in time so as to desire away from delays in allocations.
“The unlawful occupants are costing the department extra cash by formula of appropriate prices for eviction orders, eviction processes besides repairs for the damages,” mentioned Cirota.
The DA would desk questions in the legislature to Gauteng member of the govt. council for housing Lebogang Maile to resolve what number of accomplished and unoccupied housing objects the province had, and why they’d no longer been allocated, the provincial member of parliament added.
African Info Company (ANA)