Gauteng government urged to bustle up housing allocations after unlawful invasions
By ANA Reporter 8h previously
Johannesburg – South Africa’s major opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday urged the Gauteng government to walk up housing allocations, asserting a form of accomplished nonetheless unoccupied fashions across the province had been illegally invaded.
Completed housing fashions in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and some vandalised, while 342 fashions and 754 condo rooms had been illegally occupied on the Malibongwe Ridge accomplishing in the metropolis, acknowledged DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands in the sprawling Soweto township, 230 fashions remained unoccupied after completion, as did 34 fashions at Mzimhlophe in Orlando West.
In Clayville Extension 45, Ward 1 and Extension 71, Ward 92 in Tembisa, unlawful occupants had furthermore taken over residential fashions, amid allegations that government officers had equipped the homes, Cirota acknowledged.
He urged Gauteng’s Department of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Extinct Affairs to ranking stir no accomplished housing fashions had been left unoccupied and to envision the rightful beneficiaries in time in sigh to lead faraway from delays in allocations.
“The unlawful occupants are costing the department extra money when it involves correct charges for eviction orders, eviction processes as well as 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 resolve what number of accomplished and unoccupied housing fashions the province had, and why they had not been allocated, the provincial member of parliament added.
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