Hlanganani Gumbi, MPL
DA KZN Spokesperson on Human Settlements
The Democratic Alliance in KwaZulu-Natal welcomes the long overdue handing over of Oribi Village to the Msunduzi Municipality.
This move should have taken place ages ago. Yet the province’s Human Settlements department chose to hang onto the development- for no clear reason. This was despite Msunduzi’s willingness to upgrade the village and the growing level of squalor within this severely dilapidated settlement.
With the handing over, Msunduzi municipality is now able to forge ahead with its long delayed plans to revitalise Oribi village and bring it one step closer to fulfilling its potential.
The DA sincerely hopes that this will mark the beginning of a trend which will see the department surrender other villages and settlements that it should not be in its possession.