Family in dire need of proper housing

BLOEMPOORT – The problem of lack of housing continues to hit hard on a lot of residents in Sekhukhune district as they continue to live in inhabitable structures due to high poverty levels.

Scores of residents complain that despite their applications for RDP houses they still live in shacks and other structures as those applications yield no results.

In other parts of the district there are unoccupied RDP houses which often get vandalised while residents in need continue to face the debacle of lack of proper housing.

One of those is 44 year-old Khomotso Charule, an unemployed single mother of two children aged 20 and 13 years-old, who depends on a SASSA grant for the 13 year-old daughter.

For Charule life is not easy as she is subjected to live in a mud structure because her application for an RDP house is to no avail.

The family lives in shabby mud structure which poses danger to them on a daily basis, especially during rainy seasons.

To add to the family’s predicament, they also don’t have a toilet and are forced to go to the bushes when nature calls.

And despite the existence of an electricity pole behind their mud structure the family has not electricity in spite of their several attempts to get electrified.

The family moved to Bloempoort in Dennilton outside Groblersdal within Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality in 2019 and applied for an RDP house since then without any success.

They are appealing for assistance from anyone who can help them overcome their plight of lack of access to proper housing.

Simon Makua, Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality Spokesperson, said it should be noted that the family was on the list of emergency RDP and VIP toilets since last year, 2020.

Makua said they were currently still waiting for RDP housing allocation from the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs.



Thapelo Motseo

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