White families register for state housing

2010-11-18 09:37

Twenty-five white families had registered for government housing in Mogale City, the municipality said today.

“They still need to be assessed for government subsidies and if approved, they will be allocated houses,” said spokesperson Nkosana Zali.

He said the white families had registered on the housing demand management database and were to receive houses with the rest of the community.

“The fact is that they are from the poor white communities of west Krugersdorp.”

They were not part of the group who had illegally occupied Coronation Park.

“We will continue to house all deserving communities of our city without prejudice because our country belongs to all who live in it, black and white. We will not prioritise one community against another on the basis of race, religion or any other criterion, but based on needs,” he said.

There have been allegations that the municipality intends to allocate RDP houses in Kagiso to whites occupying Coronation Park, overlooking blacks who had been on the waiting list since 1995.

Zali said the Coronation Park matter had been taken to court.

“The matter is before the courts and will be concluded appropriately when the courts have decided what needs to happen.”

Mogale City encompasses Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg.

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