RDP house remains unfinished 10 years later

2016-07-07 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Zinhle Ndlovu’s unfinished house that has been left for over 10 years

PHOTO: supplied Zinhle Ndlovu’s unfinished house that has been left for over 10 years

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FOR more than 10 years Zinhle Ndlovu of Ward 9 Gcilima has been in and out of municipal offices and the Department of Housing asking about her RDP house that was supposed to be built and completed 10 years ago.

The house is roofless, however, others that were constructed after hers in the second phase of the project ave been completed.

Ndlovu’s house was part of the first RDP housing project in KwaXolo area.

“I am tired of the running around trying to get answers from the municipal department responsible for the project. The last response I received was when ward councillor Richard Nyembezi and I went to the municipality together and we were told that a builder will be sent to check the house and they will complete it that month,” said Ndlovu.

Ndlovu said the builder came to see the house and suggested that the house be demolished as the windows and material used was old and damaged and said they would have to rebuild the house from scratch.

Ward councillor Richard Nyembezi said the issue with the house is that it was not built correctly, so an application was sent by the municipal housing department for funding to demolish the house and rebuild.

“We are busy with Zinhle’s problem. The municipality has informed me that an application was made to housing and there has been funding issues for the house to be rebuilt. We are trying to resolve the issue as fast as we can,” said Nyembezi.

Hibiscus Coast Municipality Mayor Cllr Nomusa Mqwebu questioned who had built the house, the municipality or Department of Transport as the house is situated next to the road.

No further comment was given by HCM on the issue.

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