Eleven Kleinskool families are still living in temporary shelters three years after their homes were wrongfully demolished by a contractor appointed by the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (NMBM) to rectify RDP houses.
In a reply to a parliamentary question I asked in the Bhisho legislature this week, Human Settlements MEC Helen Sauls-August said her department has been in contact with the Metro to find alternative shelter for the affected families.
MEC, the affected families have been living in temporary shelters since December 2012. How long must families suffer separation and unhealthy living conditions before the ANC shows concern for our people?
Surely it cannot take three years to rebuild 11 RDP houses?
I have written to the MEC to give her the facts surrounding the plight of these 11 families. She must ensure that NMBM housing officials prioritise new RDP houses for them as a matter of urgency.
Furthermore, after such long delays, she must ensure accountability from the contractor in order to recover over R1 million of taxpayers money which has been lost.
In a country where so many citizens are desperately poor, only a fraction of the population can hope to enjoy the benefit of rightfully receiving and owning high houses. A DA government in the NMBM will ensure that the pain and suffering of the homeless in Kleinskool and elsewhere comes to an end.
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