07 February 2013
The IFP has lashed out at the Gauteng
Provincial Government for its failure to provide residents with
IFP Spokesperson on Human Settlements, Mr
Petros Sithole MP, said "Stjwetla residents in Alexandra are
staying in shacks which are on the verge of being swept away by
the Jukskei River. Government promised these residents a long
time ago that they will be relocated to a better place, but
nothing has happened. One wonders why government is waiting for
many people to die before taking action."
Promises of relocation have been made for a
long time, but not only has the government failed to place where
these people would stay, but also doesn't communicate with the
residents about the status of the housing project.
"It is imperative for government to act
swiftly before people lose their lives. It must investigate
whether the provincial department of human settlements in
Gauteng underspent their housing budget, specifically because so
many people are still living in shacks," said Sithole.
The IFP calls upon the MEC for Human
Settlements in Gauteng and the Executive Mayor of the City of
Johannesburg to urgently intervene in this matter. The IFP also
re-iterates its call to the Minister of Human Settlements to
speed up the process of providing people with houses and
eradicate the backlog of people waiting for housing.
IFP Spokesperson on Human Settlements, Mr Petros Sithole MP, 082 743 1348
IFP Parliamentary Caucus Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675