09 May 2013
The on-going protests of Duncan village
residents in the Eastern Cape over their illegal occupation of
RDP houses is a clear indication that this issue could soon
spiral out of control.
IFP Spokesperson on Human Settlements, Mr
Petros Sithole, MP, said, "Many of the people who applied for RDP
houses in 1996 and hold C-Forms are still without houses. People
are jumping the line and occupying houses leaving the original
beneficiaries without a second chance of housing allocation.
This clearly proves that government is failing to deal with the
illegal occupation of houses. This problem also exists in
Gauteng, KZN and North West,"
"If government is serious about eradicating
illegal housing occupation, new strategies are required and must
be put into practice immediately. The IFP suggests that
while houses are under construction, government must start
allocating same to beneficiaries so that as soon as construction
is completed, people are enabled to take possession thereof. This
tendency by government of waiting so long to allocate houses to
beneficiaries is a matter of great concern," concluded Sithole.
Issued by: IFP Spokesperson on Human
Settlements, Mr PetrosSithole,MP 082 743 1348
IFP Parliamentary Media Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase,
073 024 5675