RDP houses in Sebokeng built five years ago left vacant and vandalized

Mervyn Cirota MPL

DA Spokesperson on Human Settlements

Hundreds of RDP houses built at the Sebokeng Hostel in 2009, have not been allocated to beneficiaries, remain unoccupied, and are being vandalised.

This discovery was made during a recent oversight visit by the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements. Department officials were amazed to find the empty and vandalised units, while people were living in substandard conditions adjacent to this development.

The Department is failing on its core mandate to undertake its housing delivery plan.  This failure of service delivery again explains the inability and lack of accountability on behalf of the ruling party to deliver.

I will be posing questions to the MEC Jacob Mamabolo and his Department as to why RDP houses built for the Sebokeng’s residents have not been handed over. This type of disregard for reasonable demands of our citizens is tragic and can be avoided if those responsible are held accountable.