Gauteng executive suggested to tempo up housing allocations after illegal invasions
Johannesburg – South Africa’s predominant opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday suggested the Gauteng executive to tempo up housing allocations, announcing a amount of carried out nonetheless unoccupied devices across the province had been illegally invaded.
Done housing devices in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and some vandalised, while 342 devices and 754 condo rooms were illegally occupied on the Malibongwe Ridge mission within the town, acknowledged DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands within 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, illegal occupants had moreover taken over residential devices, amid allegations that executive officers had sold the properties, Cirota acknowledged.
He suggested Gauteng’s Division of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Aged Affairs to be clear that that no carried out housing devices were left unoccupied and to take a look at the rightful beneficiaries in time in confide in handbook clear of delays in allocations.
“The illegal occupants are costing the department extra money through neatly matched charges for eviction orders, eviction processes moreover to repairs for the damages,” acknowledged Cirota.
The DA would table questions within the legislature to Gauteng member of the govt. council for housing Lebogang Maile to uncover how many carried out and unoccupied housing devices the province had, and why they’d no longer been allocated, the provincial member of parliament added.
African News Agency (ANA)