Gauteng authorities entreated to walk up housing allocations after unlawful invasions
Johannesburg – South Africa’s major opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday entreated the Gauteng authorities to walk up housing allocations, pronouncing a replacement of done nonetheless unoccupied items at some stage in the province had been illegally invaded.
Completed housing items in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and some vandalised, while 342 items and 754 apartment rooms had been illegally occupied on the Malibongwe Ridge challenge in the metropolis, acknowledged DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands in 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, unlawful occupants had also taken over residential items, amid allegations that authorities officials had offered the properties, Cirota acknowledged.
He entreated Gauteng’s Department of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Ragged Affairs to make certain no done housing items had been left unoccupied and to look at the rightful beneficiaries in time in inform to retain faraway from delays in allocations.
“The unlawful occupants are costing the division extra money by means of true prices for eviction orders, eviction processes as neatly as repairs for the damages,” acknowledged Cirota.
The DA would table questions in the legislature to Gauteng member of the manager council for housing Lebogang Maile to resolve how many done and unoccupied housing items the province had, and why they had not been allotted, the provincial member of parliament added.
African News Agency (ANA)