Tired Of Empty Promises On Housing, Masiphumele Residents Threaten Not To Vote

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Unhappy residents of Masiphumele have expressed their indignation at the government and  are threatening to take to the streets over service delivery issues and housing woes.

Last December, a massive fire ripped through the area, leaving hundreds of people homeless but months after the fire, no work has been done on the site that’s said to be earmarked for permanent housing. On Thursday, community members will march to the Fish Hoek sub-council office where they will highlight their demands. Masiphumelele residents said that they were still in the dark about plans for permanent housing. Those affected by the fire said that they were promised homes this year but claimed that there was no proper communication about any progress. What was once a site with nothing but rubble following the fire is now packed with stacked iron structures.

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