Gauteng authorities urged to tempo up housing allocations after unlawful invasions
Johannesburg – South Africa’s predominant opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday urged the Gauteng authorities to bustle housing allocations, announcing a different of accomplished but unoccupied devices across the province had been illegally invaded.
Performed housing devices in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and some vandalised, while 342 devices and 754 condo rooms were illegally occupied at the Malibongwe Ridge project in the town, acknowledged DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands in the sprawling Soweto township, 230 devices remained unoccupied after completion, as did 34 devices at Mzimhlophe in Orlando West.
In Clayville Extension 45, Ward 1 and Extension 71, Ward 92 in Tembisa, unlawful occupants had moreover taken over residential devices, amid allegations that authorities officers had supplied the properties, Cirota acknowledged.
He urged Gauteng’s Division of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs to manufacture sure that no accomplished housing devices were left unoccupied and to verify the rightful beneficiaries in time in tell to protect away from delays in allocations.
“The unlawful occupants are costing the division extra cash in the case of correct prices for eviction orders, eviction processes to boot to repairs for the damages,” acknowledged Cirota.
The DA would table questions in the legislature to Gauteng member of the executive council for housing Lebogang Maile to search out out what number of accomplished and unoccupied housing devices the province had, and why they’d now no longer been allocated, the provincial member of parliament added.
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