EFF says ANC Marikana housing allocation could result in another bloodbath

2016-05-06 20:33
Government needs almost 10 000 hectares of land if it is going to meet the demands of the national backlog of more than 2.5 million homes.

Government needs almost 10 000 hectares of land if it is going to meet the demands of the national backlog of more than 2.5 million homes.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg – The EFF in the North West Province has strongly condemned the Marikana housing allocation by the ANC-led Rustenburg municipality. 

“The ANC’s mismanagement of this process has the potential to result in another Marikana bloodbath,” the EFF said on Friday.

“The Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu handed over the Marikana housing development to the ANC-led Rustenburg municipality.”  

The EFF said the community requested clarity on the processes in which the houses would be allocated, but received no response. As a result, the community occupied the houses.

The community said they would not move until the government outlines the process for the housing allocation.  

The police had attempted several times to forcibly remove community members from the houses. 

“We will continue to support the Marikana community in their fight for justice and accountability from the ANC government. The EFF will continue exposing the desperate illegal electioneering tactics of the corrupt ANC – it is the last kicks from a dying horse,” the EFF said.  





Read more on:    eff  |  housing  |  marikana  |  politics 2016

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.