Gauteng executive urged to velocity up housing allocations after illegal invasions
Johannesburg – South Africa’s main opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday urged the Gauteng executive to velocity up housing allocations, announcing a quantity of carried out nonetheless unoccupied objects across the province had been illegally invaded.
Performed housing objects in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and a few vandalised, while 342 objects and 754 rental rooms had been illegally occupied at the Malibongwe Ridge project in the city, acknowledged DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands in the sprawling Soweto township, 230 objects remained unoccupied after completion, as did 34 objects 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 objects, amid allegations that executive officials had sold the homes, Cirota acknowledged.
He urged Gauteng’s Department of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Mature Affairs to guarantee no carried out housing objects had been left unoccupied and to take a look at the rightful beneficiaries in time in picture to be taught a long way from delays in allocations.
“The illegal occupants are costing the division extra cash by manner of merely charges 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 governmentcouncil for housing Lebogang Maile to decide on what number of carried out and unoccupied housing objects the province had, and why they had not been allocated, the provincial member of parliament added.
African News Agency (ANA)