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Poor whites to go on RDP list

2009-08-28 12:14

Bloemfontein - Free State Premier Ace Magashule has ordered that a list of poor white people in the province be compiled so that they could be given RDP houses, Beeld reported on Friday.

Magashule said that he had asked Sandlana Smith, of the ANC's desk for minority groups, to compile a database of poor whites in the Free State who would qualify for government RDP houses.

Smith has also been told to assist these people with their applications.

During a visit to Jagersfontein, where several development projects are underway, Magashule asked: "Where are the white people on the list of residents who are jobless? They can also be deployed to do the work.

"Go and compile a list. In Jagersfontein, there are white families without any breadwinners. There are white families here without any income," he said.

"This province belongs to everyone - white and black."