Gauteng govt entreated to speed up housing allocations after unlawful invasions
By ANA Reporter 17h within the past
Johannesburg – South Africa’s considerable opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday entreated the Gauteng govt to urge housing allocations, announcing a replacement of done however unoccupied devices across the province had been illegally invaded.
Accomplished housing devices in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and some vandalised, while 342 devices and 754 condo rooms had been illegally occupied on the Malibongwe Ridge mission within the metropolis, acknowledged DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands within the sprawling Soweto township, 230 devices remained unoccupied after completion, as did 34 devices 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 devices, amid allegations that govt officials had sold the homes, Cirota acknowledged.
He entreated Gauteng’s Department of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Passe Affairs to make distinct that no done housing devices had been left unoccupied and to verify the rightful beneficiaries in time in characterize to steer obvious of delays in allocations.
“The unlawful occupants are costing the department more money by plot of factual prices for eviction orders, eviction processes as well to repairs for the damages,” acknowledged Cirota.
The DA would desk questions within the legislature to Gauteng member of the govt.council for housing Lebogang Maile to search out out how many done and unoccupied housing devices the province had, and why they had no longer been dispensed, the provincial member of parliament added.
African Info Agency (ANA)