22 January 2014
"Today, I visited Bram Fischer where 14 shacks
were burnt down and one person was killed in fire. This is due
to the total failure by the ANC-led government to provide people
with houses, which they were promised under the slogan "a better
life for all". The ANC government promised people that by 2014 they will eradicate informal settlements,
which has proved impossible to do. This means the ANC has lied
to the people" said IFP spokesperson on Human Settlements MP Petros Sithole.
The IFP questioned the ANC about the "better
life for all" slogan it used to promise people houses for votes.
Many people live in shacks and are exposed to life threatening
Sithole further stated that "Our concern is
not only focused in Gauteng, but it is also extends to other
provinces where shack dwellers always lose their lives in fires.
The time has come for people to change the way they vote, as the
ANC-led government has failed them concerning RDP houses." said
The Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements, Ntombi
Mekgwe must urgently spearhead the drive to ensure that RDP
houses are provided for the residents of Bram Fischer.
Mr Petros Sithole, MP IFP
Spokesperson on Human Settlements, 082 743 1348
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Mr Phendulani Biyase, IFP Media Liaison
Officer on 073 024 5675