Officials, residents to decide together on action
A task team of Nelson Mandela Bay municipal officials and Motherwell NU29 residents will decide the future of the 162 shoddy semidetached double-storey units, some of which are deemed unsafe.
The Bay’s housing bigwigs had a meeting with about 100 NU29 residents yesterday to inform them about the badly built homes, which they likened to coffins.
The community was relatively accepting of the situation, which could see many – if not all – beneficiaries moved out of their houses so that they can be fixed.
Human settlements political head councillor Nqaba Bhanga and acting executive director Luthando Mabhoza addressed the gathering in an open field near the semidetached doublestorey units yesterday.
The residents demanded that a solution be sought for the massive construction bungle, which Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu’s intervention team believes was as a result of municipal officials not obtaining approval for the project.
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