Land grabs 'rob' legitimate residents waiting for houses - JHB Housing MMC

Listeners on Afternoon Drive with Joanne Joseph on Tuesday expressed concerns around land grabs in separate areas of Johannesburg.

A listener from Alexandra called in to say that land grabbers were building their structures under Eskom power lines close to Marlboro Station.

A second caller from Lenasia South said there were makeshift homes going up close to the Golden Highway.

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Joburg MMC of Housing Dr Meshack van Wyk admits illegal land grabs pose a serious challenge to the City and are getting out of hand.

It happens in different areas, the one you are specifically referring to by the Golden Highway is called Univell at this present moment and there is quite a lot of discussion that is held about that.

Dr Meshack van Wyk, Joburg MMC of Housing

The city is working with the land grabs specifically. But you must also understand that we are at a critical moment because for us, there are motivating factors behind these things and that is our view.

Dr Meshack van Wyk, Joburg MMC of Housing

We are heading for elections and it could be driven from that point of view and our greatest fear is that when there are land grabs, other people that have been waiting for houses for a long time are being robbed.

Dr Meshack van Wyk, Joburg MMC of Housing

It robs the city as well, from development, because we can't develop when people have invaded the land. It poses a great challenge to the city.

Dr Meshack van Wyk, Joburg MMC of Housing

We cannot allow lawlessness in South Africa and in Johannesburg.

Dr Meshack van Wyk, Joburg MMC of Housing

Listen below to hear what else the MMC had to say about land grabs...


This article first appeared on 702 : Land grabs 'rob' legitimate residents waiting for houses - JHB Housing MMC


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