Gauteng executive urged to shuffle up housing allocations after illegal invasions
By ANA Reporter 31m in the past
Johannesburg – South Africa’s fundamental opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday urged the Gauteng executive to velocity up housing allocations, pronouncing a alternative of done but unoccupied items all the contrivance in which through the province had been illegally invaded.
Accomplished housing items in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and a few vandalised, whereas 342 items and 754 condominium rooms had been illegally occupied at the Malibongwe Ridge challenge in the city, acknowledged 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, illegal occupants had additionally taken over residential items, amid allegations that executive officers had offered the homes, Cirota acknowledged.
He urged Gauteng’s Department of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Normal Affairs to be sure that that no done housing items had been left unoccupied and to examine the rightful beneficiaries in time in issue to do away with from delays in allocations.
“The illegal occupants are costing the department more money by task of correct costs for eviction orders, eviction processes as well to repairs for the damages,” acknowledged Cirota.
The DA would desk questions in the legislature to Gauteng member of the government council for housing Lebogang Maile to be taught how many done and unoccupied housing items the province had, and why that they had now not been dispensed, the provincial member of parliament added.
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