Gauteng government urged to tempo up housing allocations after unlawful invasions
By ANA Reporter Sep 15, 2020
Johannesburg – South Africa’s vital opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday urged the Gauteng government to trip housing allocations, asserting a change of executed but unoccupied fashions all over the province had been illegally invaded.
Accomplished housing fashions in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and a few vandalised, while 342 fashions and 754 condo rooms were illegally occupied at the Malibongwe Ridge mission within town, acknowledged DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands within 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 additionally taken over residential fashions, amid allegations that government officials had sold the properties, Cirota acknowledged.
He urged Gauteng’s Division of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Aged Affairs to be particular that no executed housing fashions were left unoccupied and to have a examine the rightful beneficiaries in time in reveal to preserve some distance from delays in allocations.
“The unlawful occupants are costing the department extra money by arrangement of correct prices for eviction orders, eviction processes besides repairs for the damages,” acknowledged Cirota.
The DA would desk questions within the legislature to Gauteng member of the federal government council for housing Lebogang Maile to resolve how many executed and unoccupied housing fashions the province had, and why they’d no longer been allocated, the provincial member of parliament added.
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