Gauteng authorities instructed to high-tail up housing allocations after illegal invasions
Johannesburg – South Africa’s important opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday instructed the Gauteng authorities to lope up housing allocations, announcing a likelihood of executed but unoccupied models across the province had been illegally invaded.
Executed housing models in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and some vandalised, while 342 models and 754 condominium rooms had been illegally occupied on the Malibongwe Ridge mission in town, acknowledged DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands in the sprawling Soweto township, 230 models remained unoccupied after completion, as did 34 models at Mzimhlophe in Orlando West.
In Clayville Extension 45, Ward 1 and Extension 71, Ward 92 in Tembisa, illegal occupants had furthermore taken over residential models, amid allegations that authorities officials had sold the homes, Cirota acknowledged.
He instructed Gauteng’s Department of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Historical Affairs to be clear that no executed housing models had been left unoccupied and to ascertain the rightful beneficiaries in time in tell to place away from delays in allocations.
“The illegal occupants are costing the department extra cash when it involves lawful charges for eviction orders, eviction processes as successfully as repairs for the damages,” acknowledged Cirota.
The DA would table questions in the legislature to Gauteng member of the govt. council for housing Lebogang Maile to resolve how many executed and unoccupied housing models the province had, and why they had now no longer been distributed, the provincial member of parliament added.
African News Agency (ANA)