17 July 2013
IFP spokesperson on Human Settlements, Mr
Petros Sithole MP urges the Department of Human Settlements in
Gauteng to move speedily in improving and developing hostels
such as Dube Hostel in Gauteng, where residents have been
violently protesting against debilitating conditions.
“What is happening in Dube Hostel is the
ticking bomb that we debated about in the Budget Vote debate on
Human Settlements. Our hostels are neglected by the Department
of Human Settlements. Hostel residents are living under
extremely poor conditions that even pigs could not live under,”
“What makes matters worse is that there are no
management bodies looking after maintenance of these hostels,”
“The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements
must stop with its promises and be practical in improving
hostels. Residents of Hostels are tired of the empty rhetoric.
They want to see development and service delivery in action.
This is yet another example of the ruling party not delivering
on its promises to the people of South Africa,” said Sithole.
The IFP urges government to establish
management bodies that will be in charge of managing hostels and
overseeing their development and maintenance.
IFP Spokesperson on Human
Settlements, Mr Petros Sithole MP, 079 311 9995
IFP Parliamentary Caucus’ Media Liaison
Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252