Angry PE residents damage RDP houses after delays

2014-06-25 14:51

People due to occupy newly built RDP houses in Chatty, Port Elizabeth, have stripped 10 of them of window frames, doors and other materials.

The group was angered by delays in being allowed to move in on Monday, Eastern Cape human settlements department spokesperson Lwandile Sicwetsha said today.

They dismantled the houses yesterday.

“The housing development agency ... has since opened a case of damage to property. So far, no arrests have been made.”

Eastern Cape housing MEC Helen Sauls-August has condemned the incident.

“Those responsible are reversing the good work done by the government for the poor people of this province and robbing people of their homes.”

Sauls-August called on locals to help police arrest those responsible for the destruction.

Sicwetsha said people were expected to start moving into the undamaged houses by the end of the week.

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