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Langa violence: Communities must not be ignored

By Matlhodi Maseko, MPP
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The DA condemns the violence and intimidation that has erupted due to housing allocations in Langa.

I will submit a parliamentary question to the Minister of Human Settlements in the Western Cape, Bonginkosi Madikizela, to ascertain exactly what led to the violent protests.

As per the national policy framework, the beneficiary list for a particular project must be publicized for public comment, at the relevant municipal offices. This mandates community consultation and involvement.

I encourage community members, across the board, to make use of this opportunity to raise their grievances.

While the Western Cape remains the best performing province in delivery of housing opportunities, we are committed to doing more to meet the needs of the people of this province. We must work together with our communities as we are not merely building houses but we are building communities.

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