Non-beneficiaries to go

2017-06-20 06:00

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Two families will be on the lookout for new homes following the replacement of the Heideveld housing project’s community liaison officer earlier this month.

Ivan Wrenn was dismissed from the project after he was found guilty on four counts, including that he illegally gave houses to people who were not beneficiaries.

Officials of the City of Cape Town have asked two families in Helderberg Road to leave their homes by the end of the week before they would start legal processes.

“What has happened is that the City officials have interacted with the occupants of those properties. They have followed the necessary processes by serving them with a letter to vacate the place, which up until now has not happened, based on numerous calls to those relevant people in those places, when they sometimes don’t find them at home. There were times when the City had interaction with the relevant occupants and have served the letters.

“Now, if they are not going to vacate the places, then obviously we will follow further legal processes as per the City systems to deal with the matter at hand,” says ward councillor Anthony Moses.

Moses maintains that the occupants have not been evicted and have not been served eviction notices, but that it was the City’s policy to inform occupants that they have to vacate the homes.

“They were notified about two weeks ago and the struggle was to get hold of them in the first place. They have been asked to vacate the houses by the end of this week. I have spoken to the relevant officials.

“What is going to happen is that from now until the next coming weeks we will file the procedure at court,” explains Moses.

Moses confirms that the people occupying the houses are not and have not been on the City’s housing beneficiary list.

“I won’t call them so-called beneficiaries, because what has happened is that they have illegally occupied these places, so what we have checked is whether they are on the City’s system.

“Both of them are not on the system. There is nowhere on the system where they can be found and there is proof of that, which has been confirmed to me by the relevant officials,” says Moses.

“We just hope that we can solve this matter in a meaningful way, because I don’t think it is fair towards those who have applied for a house who have been on the waiting list for many years and now their chances of moving into a property have been affected by the illegal occupants.”

Moses says the court will decide whether the City will have to help the families find alternative places to stay, should they have to be evicted eventually.

“What will happen is that the court will decide for us. They have a chance to present their case and then the court will have to decide based on the information they have ­given.

“The court will give an outcome which might say to us how we need to assist, but that is up to the court.”


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