Gauteng govt urged to tempo up housing allocations after unlawful invasions
By ANA Reporter 12h in the past
Johannesburg – South Africa’s foremost opposition Democratic Alliance on Tuesday urged the Gauteng govt to bolt housing allocations, asserting a more than just a few of accomplished nonetheless unoccupied devices all around the province had been illegally invaded.
Done housing devices in Fleurhof, south-west of Johannesburg, had been invaded and some vandalised, whereas 342 devices and 754 condominium rooms maintain been illegally occupied at the Malibongwe Ridge mission in the metropolis, mentioned DA provincial legislator Mervyn Cirota, who heads the human settlements portfolio.
In Meadowlands in 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 also taken over residential devices, amid allegations that govt officers had equipped the properties, Cirota mentioned.
He urged Gauteng’s Division of Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance and Outdated Affairs to create sure no accomplished housing devices maintain been left unoccupied and to verify the rightful beneficiaries in time in enlighten to steer sure of delays in allocations.
“The unlawful occupants are costing the division extra cash by system of apt prices for eviction orders, eviction processes as well to repairs for the damages,” mentioned Cirota.
The DA would table questions in the legislature to Gauteng member of the govtcouncil for housing Lebogang Maile to learn the plan many accomplished and unoccupied housing devices the province had, and why they’d no longer been allocated, the provincial member of parliament added.
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