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.
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