Gauteng authorities suggested to traipse up housing allocations after illegal invasions
By ANA Reporter Sep 15, 2020
Johannesburg – South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday suggested the Gauteng authorities to traipse housing allocations, pronouncing a preference of completed however unoccupied objects across the province had been illegally invaded.
Accomplished housing objects in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and some vandalised, while 342 objects and 754 rental rooms had been illegally occupied at the Malibongwe Ridge project within the city, stated DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands within 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, illegal occupants had additionally taken over residential objects, amid allegations that authorities officers had supplied the homes, Cirota stated.
He suggested Gauteng’s Department of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Passe Affairs to be certain that that no completed housing objects had been left unoccupied and to check the rightful beneficiaries in time in say to steer clear of delays in allocations.
“The illegal occupants are costing the department extra cash by manner of just prices for eviction orders, eviction processes as well to repairs for the damages,” stated Cirota.
The DA would table questions within the legislature to Gauteng member of the executive council for housing Lebogang Maile to search out out how many completed and unoccupied housing objects the province had, and why they had no longer been allocated, the provincial member of parliament added.
African Data Agency (ANA)