Hon Chair, Zone 20 Phase 1 is an RDP area located in Sebokeng, Ward 2 of Emfuleni Local Municipality. The houses were built in the 1990s with foundations ... [Inaudible.] ... proper, with most houses built extremely close to each other. Neighbours have started to turn against each other. They are fighting over yards and passages.
Both the Emfuleni Local Municipality and the Gauteng Provincial Government are fully aware of this horrible situation and fully aware that this was also built on a landfill site and as a result, it is infested with snakes. They are also fully aware that even the used hospital equipment is dumped in the area, exposing residents to extreme health and environmental risks.
Furthermore, there are conflicting messages regarding the allocation of the budget that was meant for the demolition of some of these houses and the rebuilding of them at an already identified piece of land, to ensure that people get enough space and yards.
Having a dignified funeral or traditional ceremony in Zone 20 is a mission. There is no space at all. There is no clarity whether the budget was released or not, and if yes, how much. We hope and trust that the Minister will take this opportunity to properly respond and commit that this matter will receive the full attention it deserves.
We are disgusted by the conduct of the ANC in being comfortable enough with treating our people in this manner. You can literally see outside when you are inside through the cracks of the walls.
Izindlu zase-Zone 20.
So, giving them small houses ... [Inaudible.] ... is not enough. [Time expired.] Let our people be respected! Thank you.