Gauteng government entreated to hunch up housing allocations after unlawful invasions
Johannesburg – South Africa’s well-known opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday entreated the Gauteng government to rush housing allocations, asserting more than just a few done but unoccupied gadgets right via the province had been illegally invaded.
Executed housing gadgets in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and a few vandalised, while 342 gadgets and 754 condominium rooms were illegally occupied on the Malibongwe Ridge mission in town, stated 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, unlawful occupants had also taken over residential gadgets, amid allegations that government officials had sold the homes, Cirota stated.
He entreated Gauteng’s Department of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Outdated Affairs to originate particular that no done housing gadgets were left unoccupied and to verify the rightful beneficiaries in time in repeat to conclude some distance from delays in allocations.
“The unlawful occupants are costing the department extra money by system of right bills for eviction orders, eviction processes as successfully as repairs for the damages,” stated Cirota.
The DA would desk questions in the legislature to Gauteng member of the federal government council for housing Lebogang Maile to fetch out how many done and unoccupied housing gadgets the province had, and why they’d now not been dispensed, the provincial member of parliament added.
African News Agency (ANA)