“Officials in the municipality sold our RDP houses. Old people have been waiting for years for houses but nothing.
“Some of us get bitten by snakes on our bums because we relieve ourselves in bushes and even those bushes are full and there’s no space anymore,” Dom said.
She said they had on several occasions called their ward councillor, Mvuzo Mbelekan, but he allegedly ignored them.
Asanda Mayeza said she had been evicted and had her home demolished four times.
Mayeza said she spent 16 days in jail following protests in 2017.
“We’re here because we’ve been ignored by our ward councillor as we’ve written to him several times.
“We’re victims of politicians because when it comes to elections and voting, they know who we are and where we live but when it comes to addressing our issues, they are nowhere to be found,” Mayeza said.
Nolukhoyo Toyo said in the area there were more than 500 people sharing a communal tap.
“We were one of the first informal settlements in Motherwell yet we see other areas receiving services,” Toyo said.