Gauteng govt entreated to trail up housing allocations after illegal invasions
Johannesburg – South Africa’s fundamental opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday entreated the Gauteng govt to trail housing allocations, announcing a resolution of executed however unoccupied objects across the province had been illegally invaded.
Finished housing objects in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and a few vandalised, while 342 objects and 754 condo rooms were illegally occupied at the Malibongwe Ridge mission within the town, acknowledged DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands within the sprawling Soweto township, 230 objects remained unoccupied after completion, as did 34 objects at Mzimhlophe in Orlando West.
In Clayville Extension 45, Ward 1 and Extension 71, Ward 92 in Tembisa, illegal occupants had moreover taken over residential objects, amid allegations that govt officers had equipped the homes, Cirota acknowledged.
He entreated Gauteng’s Division of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Venerable Affairs to kind certain no executed housing objects were left unoccupied and to state the rightful beneficiaries in time in impart to preserve far from delays in allocations.
“The illegal occupants are costing the division extra money by the usage of true costs for eviction orders, eviction processes to boot to repairs for the damages,” acknowledged Cirota.
The DA would table questions within the legislature to Gauteng member of the govt. council for housing Lebogang Maile to resolve how many executed and unoccupied housing objects the province had, and why they had now not been allocated, the provincial member of parliament added.
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