The Gauteng Legislature ANC Caucus statement on the illegal sales of land.
These criminal syndicates not only rob people of their hard-earned money but also disrupt the development and implementation of human settlements projects that are addressing the challenges of lack of housing. We, therefore, call on members of the public to report anyone including councillors that are involved in the illegal sale of stands.
There is demonstrable progress in the rollout of mega human settlements projects and we acknowledge the persistent challenges of lack of housing, we urge our people to be vigilant and not fall prey to scams.
We condemn the irresponsible and opportunistic calls by some populist political parties for people to illegally occupy the land. Unapproved and unplanned informal settlements often result in a negative impact on the provision of basic services including water and electricity. Illegal electricity connections not only pose danger but also damages infrastructure which results in power cuts.
We urge communities to report these scams to law enforcement authorities. Every illegal sale of land and occupation results in the disruption and delays of housing development that is so urgently needed.
Issued by the Office of the Chief Whip, Cde Mzi Khumalo.
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ANC Gauteng Provincial Legislature
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