Thursday, February 23, 2006

Mbekisburg is Nogo area for officials and owners

The Nkomazi Municipality could find itself in an uncomfortable situation during the Local Government Elections next week, if it does not resolve the housing problem at Hectorspruit.

The problem arose when residents from a nearby informal settlement invaded RDP houses meant for successful land claimants. The 150 houses were completed in 2004 for land claimants, who had successfully reclaimed their land in 1997.

The place, now called Mbekisburg, has become a no-go area for both municipal officials and the legal land and house owners. The issue is still awaiting a court hearing. In the meantime, the land claimants are still without proper housing. SABC

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