Community lost hope over lack of accountability by Makhuduthamaga municipality

Ga Malaka

Residents of GaMalaka village outside Jane Furse are fuming after contractors left more than half of the RDP houses in the area unfinished.

The foundation trenches had been dug while other RDP houses in the area do not have door, windows and roofs.

Construction allegedly stopped almost a year ago and community want to know why the project is abandoned.

The beneficiaries claim they cannot complete the house using their own money, citing poverty and unemployment.

The community alleging that some ward committee stole cements from the project.

Community leader Kenneth Moela said community want to know why the project was abandoned.

He said he don’t have idea of when the RDP houses will be completed.

“We were happy when they dug the foundation trenches in our yard. We thought they will the finish what they started, instead they left some RDP houses incomplete,” Kenneth said.

He said the community don’t know what to do or who to talk to because they lost hope after were lied big times.

Some residents said they had been told that the houses could not be completed because the government had no funds.

“What can I say,” was all Ga Malaka resident said to Sekhukhune Times reporter.

Department of cooperative governance and traditional affairs denied to reveal the name of the contractors. The department said the process will continue in the next financial year.

Spokesperson for Makhuduthamaga municipality Lemson Moropjane said they will comment at a later stage after collecting more information on what had happened.




Thapelo Motseo

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