Gauteng government entreated to whisk up housing allocations after illegal invasions
Johannesburg – South Africa’s predominant opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday entreated the Gauteng government to streak up housing allocations, asserting a quantity of done however unoccupied models across the province had been illegally invaded.
Completed housing models in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and a few vandalised, while 342 models and 754 condo rooms had been illegally occupied at the Malibongwe Ridge challenge within the city, acknowledged DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands within the sprawling Soweto township, 230 models remained unoccupied after completion, as did 34 models at Mzimhlophe in Orlando West.
In Clayville Extension 45, Ward 1 and Extension 71, Ward 92 in Tembisa, illegal occupants had furthermore taken over residential models, amid allegations that government officers had bought the properties, Cirota acknowledged.
He entreated Gauteng’s Department of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Former Affairs to impress definite no done housing models had been left unoccupied and to verify the rightful beneficiaries in time in dispute to keep a long way from delays in allocations.
“The illegal occupants are costing the department extra cash by manner of factual charges for eviction orders, eviction processes as successfully as repairs for the damages,” acknowledged Cirota.
The DA would table questions within the legislature to Gauteng member of the chief council for housing Lebogang Maile to learn the map many done and unoccupied housing models the province had, and why they had now not been allotted, the provincial member of parliament added.
African News Agency (ANA)