Gauteng executive urged to sprint up housing allocations after illegal invasions
By ANA Reporter 20h ago
Johannesburg – South Africa’s vital opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday urged the Gauteng executive to bustle housing allocations, announcing a series of performed but unoccupied gadgets valid via the province had been illegally invaded.
Carried out housing gadgets in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and a few vandalised, whereas 342 gadgets and 754 rental rooms were illegally occupied at the Malibongwe Ridge project in the metropolis, acknowledged DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands in the sprawling Soweto township, 230 gadgets remained unoccupied after completion, as did 34 gadgets 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 gadgets, amid allegations that executive officials had offered the properties, Cirota acknowledged.
He urged Gauteng’s Division of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Primitive Affairs to be clear no performed housing gadgets were left unoccupied and to examine the rightful beneficiaries in time in affirm to lead certain of delays in allocations.
“The illegal occupants are costing the division extra cash referring to factual charges for eviction orders, eviction processes as properly as repairs for the damages,” acknowledged Cirota.
The DA would table questions in the legislature to Gauteng member of the government council for housing Lebogang Maile to search out out how many performed and unoccupied housing gadgets the province had, and why they had no longer been allocated, the provincial member of parliament added.
African Records Agency (ANA)