Gauteng govt urged to bustle up housing allocations after illegal invasions
By ANA Reporter 10h ago
Johannesburg – South Africa’s foremost opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday urged the Gauteng govt to flee housing allocations, asserting a various of performed nevertheless unoccupied items across the province had been illegally invaded.
Performed housing items in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and a few vandalised, while 342 items and 754 condominium rooms have been illegally occupied at the Malibongwe Ridge venture within town, acknowledged DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands within the sprawling Soweto township, 230 items remained unoccupied after completion, as did 34 items 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 items, amid allegations that govt officers had equipped the homes, Cirota acknowledged.
He urged Gauteng’s Department of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Mature Affairs to make definite no performed housing items have been left unoccupied and to compare the rightful beneficiaries in time in convey to handbook sure of delays in allocations.
“The illegal occupants are costing the department extra cash with regards to correct prices for eviction orders, eviction processes as well to repairs for the damages,” acknowledged Cirota.
The DA would table questions within the legislature to Gauteng member of the manager council for housing Lebogang Maile to be taught the arrangement in which many performed and unoccupied housing items the province had, and why they’d no longer been allocated, the provincial member of parliament added.
African Files Agency (ANA)