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.

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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

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