Gauteng authorities instructed to chase up housing allocations after illegal invasions
Johannesburg – South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday instructed the Gauteng authorities to flee housing allocations, asserting a replacement of done however unoccupied gadgets across the province had been illegally invaded.
Done housing gadgets in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and a few vandalised, while 342 gadgets and 754 condominium rooms were illegally occupied at the Malibongwe Ridge project in the metropolis, stated DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands in the sprawling Soweto township, 230 gadgets remained unoccupied after completion, as did 34 gadgets 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 gadgets, amid allegations that authorities officials had equipped the properties, Cirota stated.
He instructed Gauteng’s Division of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Recent Affairs to guarantee that no done housing gadgets were left unoccupied and to substantiate the rightful beneficiaries in time in confide in steer clear of delays in allocations.
“The illegal occupants are costing the department extra money when it involves correct charges for eviction orders, eviction processes apart from repairs for the damages,” stated Cirota.
The DA would table questions in the legislature to Gauteng member of the govtcouncil for housing Lebogang Maile to resolve what number of done and unoccupied housing gadgets the province had, and why they’d not been allocated, the provincial member of parliament added.
African Info Agency (ANA)