Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Khayelitsha residents want ownership of houses

Lusanda Bill
17 August 2010

The building of 100 new houses in Section 21 of Mandela Park has begun.

Cape Town residents have stated that they will put an end to the construction of the homes, unless they are guaranteed part ownership of the houses.

It has been reported that resident Nosipho Magcoba says, in May this year the Housing MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela said “She promises to give 180 houses”.

The residents want fifty-fifty; they want half of the houses for the backyards and the other half for the outsiders.

Nosipho Magcoba said “The outside people from Gugulethu, the other people from Site C, they are the people that are going to get the houses. Not us, the backyarders of Mandela Park because the land is inside Mandela Park.”

Residents want ownership of the houses or they will make sure that construction of the houses does not carry on.

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