- Residents of Limpopo have been outraged by a revelation that the ANC led provincial government has failed to build a single social house in the last 4 years
- The Social Housing Regulatory Authority’s CEO Rory Gallagher made the revelation in Parliament
- Gallagher’s report revealed the province’s 1 050 targeted units had not even been started
Residents of Limpopo have been outraged by the startling revelation that the ANC-led provincial government has failed to build a single social housing unit in the last four years. The revelation was made by the Social Housing Regulatory Authority’s (SHRA) CEO Rory Gallagher.
Gallagher shared his findings in a Parliamentary portfolio committee meeting. His presentation highlighted the fact that the provincial government had failed even start on its proposed 1 050 Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) units.
The DA’s shadow minister for human settlements, Solly Malatsi, lambasted the Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (COGHSTA) for the failure.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Malatsi said the COGHSTA had failed in its duty to the residents of Limpopo across the board. Malatsi said these failures were an unforgivable sin.
“The failure of the Limpopo province to deliver a single social housing unit since 2014 to date is an indictment on the provincial department of human settlements, which continues to betray the aspirations of thousands of low income-earning residents looking to their dignity restored by having a home of their own.
“In a province where the demand for housing opportunities is as massive as it is in Limpopo, the persistent lack of delivery when it comes to housing is an unforgivable sin in governance which the ANC (African National Congress) will be punished for by voters in next year’s national elections.”
These latest revelations caps what has been a miserable week for the Limpopo government. Earlier this week the COGHSTA confirmed that it faced hundreds of litigation cases.
There are 257 chieftainship claims against COGHSTA, the office of the Premier faces a further 128 chieftainship cases, while the department of transport is facing 160 civil claims involving damage caused to property due to potholes.
The DA’s provincial leader Jacques Smalle claimed that the Limpopo government had a total of 1 064 pending civil cases against it.
The Limpopo government has not responded to Smalle’s claim.
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