Multimillion-rand RDP development is vandalised‚ says Sanco

28 April 2016 - 12:45 By TMG Digital

The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) has condemned the vandalizing of an estimated 80 new RDP homes at a multi-million rand housing development in Boksburg‚ describing it as regressive."The completed houses are supposed to alleviate homelessness and restore the dignity of the homeless exposed to harsh weather conditions and environmental hazards in our communities. Directing anger at them is misguided action‚" said Sanco national spokesperson‚ Jabu Mahlangu.Mahlangu said that uncertainty over housing beneficiaries has to be addressed through effective communication."The housing delivery ought to be transparent to dispel suspicions of corruption as well as anger among the intended beneficiaries over the waiting list system‚ demand databases‚ selection criteria and allocation process‚" he said in a statement.He called for an investigation into allegation that housing officials are allocating homes to outsiders allegedly in return for bribes."Alleged maladministration and corruption must be eradicated from the housing delivery process and those involved rooted out‚" said Mahlangu.

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