Government Has Failed Shack Dwellers

11 July 2014.


The IFP has lashed out at the KwaZulu Natal Provincial Government for its failure to provide shack dwellers with decent houses.


"As freezing weather persists around the country this is a painful time for shack dwellers. Marikana shack dwellers in Kokstad are yet another example of shack dwellers who bear the brunt of the KZN Governments failure to provide decent houses. This begs the question of how many other shack dwellers are experiencing a similar situation?," said IFP Spokesperson on Human Settlements, Mr Joshua Mazibuko, MPL.


"Government is moving painfully slowly in improving shack dwellers' living conditions. We further call on the South African Local Government Association to intervene and advise all municipalities to address this issue as one of their developmental priorities," continued Mr Mazibuko.


The IFP will also put pressure on the Department of Human Settlements to speed up the allocation of RDP houses, which people have waited for far too long," concluded Mr Mazibuko.


Issued by:

Mr Joshua Mazibuko, MPL, IFP Spokesperson on Human Settlements,

083 992 6135


For Media Enquiries: 

IFP KZN Provincial Legislature Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase,

073 024 5675