Gauteng executive entreated to velocity up housing allocations after unlawful invasions
By ANA Reporter Sep 15, 2020
Johannesburg – South Africa’s vital opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday entreated the Gauteng executive to bustle housing allocations, asserting a great deal of accomplished however unoccupied items across the province had been illegally invaded.
Completed housing items in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and a few vandalised, while 342 items and 754 condo rooms were illegally occupied on the Malibongwe Ridge venture in the metropolis, stated 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 additionally taken over residential items, amid allegations that executive officials had sold the homes, Cirota stated.
He entreated Gauteng’s Department of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Faded Affairs to substantiate that no accomplished housing items were left unoccupied and to study the rightful beneficiaries in time in assert to withhold far from delays in allocations.
“The unlawful occupants are costing the division more cash in terms of apt fees for eviction orders, eviction processes along with repairs for the damages,” stated Cirota.
The DA would table questions in the legislature to Gauteng member of the government council for housing Lebogang Maile to study how many accomplished and unoccupied housing items the province had, and why they’d no longer been allocated, the provincial member of parliament added.
African Knowledge Agency (ANA)