Phela leyo akuyona inkinga yami. [But that is not my problem.]
Backyard dwellers remain a grave challenge for our country and we call upon the department, as we have done in the past, to adequately allocate the budget in order to address the poor living conditions that these citizens contend with. In most instances there is still massive overcrowding, insufficient sanitation, shortage of water and electricity, and living standards are generally unhygienic.
We need to revisit the "one house per family" policy. The way this is interpreted on the ground creates a great deal of confusion. People interpreted it as saying that you cannot have a house if your sibling has one.
Secondly, it deprives people of their constitutional right to housing. The government is constitutionally mandated with the responsibility to provide all qualifying citizens with houses, irrespective of where they reside in South Africa.
In conclusion, I challenge the Minister, the Deputy director-general and the CFO to undertake an oversight visit with me to Ward 67 and Ward 63 in Tshwane, as well as to Ward 29 in Benoni, so that they, too, may be direct witnesses to the appalling conditions affecting these areas.
Ngicabanga ukuthi uNgqongqoshe wazi kangcono ngenhlalo yasemahositela ngoba uke wahlala eDube. Okunye okusuke kukhathaze ukuthi sasinoNgqongqoshe eJabulani ... kunamahositela ayisithupha akhiwe e-Gauteng, kodwa kuze kube namhlanje akekho umuntu ohlala phakathi kwawo. Nabu ubufakazi bento engikhuluma ngayo. [Ihlombe.] (Translation of isiZulu paragraph follows.)
[I think the Minister knows the living conditions at hostels better, because he once stayed in Dube Hostel. One other positive thing is that when we went to Jabulani Hostel with the Minister ... There are six newly built hostels in Gauteng, but until today no one is occupying them. Here is the evidence of what I am talking about. [Applause.]]