- Dec 24, 2014
LinkyA Khayelitsha housing development set to deliver 1100 housing opportunities for local residents has lost land earmarked for 420 of the 1100, to an illegal land invasion.
The City of Cape Town has allocated capital budget of R50 million - R15 million for the 2020/2021 financial year, R15 million for the 2021/2022 financial year and R20 million for the 2022/2023 financial year - to develop the Mahama site, which has a planned total of 1100 housing opportunities, in Makhaza, Khayelitsha.
Unfortunately 420 families who have waited patiently on a housing waiting list have had their rights undermined as the land was illegally invaded over the weekend.
With R1,3 billion in housing developments at risk due to land invasions, I appreciate the commitment from the Western Cape Police Commissioner that the South African Police Service (SAPS) will lend their full support to planning anti-land invasion operations with the City’s Chief of Metro Police.
This afternoon I will be meeting with the National Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, to discuss ongoing land invasion operations that are not only affecting Cape Town, but are taking place across South Africa.
I will also be raising with Minister Sisulu, the pending court case by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), supported by the Legal Resource Centre (LRC) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), which aims to prevent the City from carrying out anti-land invasion operations.