Illegal Occupation of RDP Houses is A Ticking Time Bomb

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