Lenasia land sale arrests: MEC must do more to prevent future incidents

Mervyn Cirota MPL

DA Gauteng Spokesperson on Housing

The Democratic Alliance (DA) notes the arrest of two more people involved in the illegal sale of land in Lenasia.

While this is a step in the right direction, it is imperative that the MEC for Housing in Gauteng implement stronger measures to prevent these incidents from taking place in the future.

I will be writing to the MEC of Housing to establish:

  1. If his department has plans in place to ensure that such incidents do not take place again. If not, why not
  2. What are the time-frames on implementing this strategy

Corruption and illegal activity linked to housing in Gauteng is becoming all too common. In the process, deserving people are denied access to a better opportunities and a dignified life.

All structures of government must work to ensure that resources intended for our most vulnerable citizens are not exploited through such circumstances.