28 August 2013
The IFP calls on government to ensure that
residents from Nkaneng informal settlement also benefit from the
Special Presidential Package.
IFP Spokesperson on Human Settlements Mr
Petros Sithole MP, said, “The living conditions at Nkaneng
informal settlement near Lonmin’s Marikana mine are terrible.
There is no water, electricity, roads are in poor condition and
people are living in shacks. Government must urgently intervene
by providing necessary basic services to these people.”
Sithole further stated, “The ministerial
committee tasked with assessing the situation in distressed
mining communities, including the Minister of Human Settlements,
Connie September, must allocate sustainable housing projects for Nkaneng informal settlements' residents. Mining communities
continue to be neglected by government. It is high time that
government ensured that the working and living conditions of
mining communities are improved,” concluded Sithole.
IFP Spokesperson on Human
Settlements, Mr Petros Sithole, 082 743 1348
IFP Parliamentary Caucus’ Media Liaison
Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675