Gauteng authorities entreated to trudge up housing allocations after illegal invasions
By ANA Reporter Sep 15, 2020
Johannesburg – South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday entreated the Gauteng authorities to trail housing allocations, announcing a series of done but unoccupied items all over the province had been illegally invaded.
Done housing items in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and a few vandalised, while 342 items and 754 condo rooms had been illegally occupied on the Malibongwe Ridge mission within the metropolis, acknowledged DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands within the sprawling Soweto township, 230 items remained unoccupied after completion, as did 34 items at Mzimhlophe in Orlando West.
In Clayville Extension 45, Ward 1 and Extension 71, Ward 92 in Tembisa, illegal occupants had also taken over residential items, amid allegations that authorities officers had equipped the properties, Cirota acknowledged.
He entreated Gauteng’s Department of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Frail Affairs to make sure no done housing items had been left unoccupied and to verify the rightful beneficiaries in time in mutter to preserve some distance flung from delays in allocations.
“The illegal occupants are costing the division extra money in phrases of apt expenses for eviction orders, eviction processes besides to repairs for the damages,” acknowledged Cirota.
The DA would desk questions within the legislature to Gauteng member of the chief council for housing Lebogang Maile to resolve what number of done and unoccupied housing items the province had, and why they’d now now not been allocated, the provincial member of parliament added.
African News Agency (ANA)