MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP to Take Up Community Issues at Cato Manor

11 April 2013    

  

Following yesterday’s visit by IFP Members of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature and Councillors to Welberdacht East in Durban, IFP leaders received an urgent call for intervention from Mr Aman Khan of Cato Manor who pleaded with them to come to Cato Manor’s rescue as well because they have similar problems.

  

IFP Member of the Provincial Legislature and Deputy National Spokesperson, Joshua Mazibuko, visited Khan this morning and spoke to two more residents who confessed to have been made to pay for their low-cost (RDP) houses. After brief discussions, Khan, the two residents and Mazibuko agreed on a community meeting scheduled for 3pm on Sunday, 14 April 2013 at 390 Bellair Road.

 

The IFP leaders’ visit to Welberdacht yesterday was prompted by a report by E-TV on Tuesday evening which broadcast the plight of the Welberdacht East residents who claimed to have been living without electricity since 2009/10.

 

On their arrival they found that the community has other housing-related problems. Speaking on ETV on behalf of the eThekwini Municipality, ANC Councillor Mr Nigel Gumede defended the Municipality by saying that those people had taken illegal occupation of those houses. However, on their visit yesterday, the IFP leadership was shown proof by residents that they were legal occupiers of their houses. The IFP leadership promised to demand answers from the Municipality and to proceed to court if there are no satisfactory answers.

  

Issued by:

M. Joshua Mazibuko, MPL

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