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Rountree calls injustice on selling of state land while homelessness remains

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GOOD’s National Policy Officer has stressed the need to use state land for the development of housing and shelters for the homeless, instead of selling it to developers.

The GOOD party shared an opinion piece by its National Policy Officer, Mark Rountree on Sunday, 10 October 2021. According to Rountree, shelters and social support are needed in order to assist the homeless to reintegrate back into their communities.

He expressed that the selling off of state land while many South Africans remain without secure places to stay is a gross injustice. He detailed the forced removals of some Cape Town citizens who experienced this at the hands of the state and authorities.

He also alleged that with the removal of these homeless residents from the site owned by the Western Cape government, along with others, the land would be sold to developers. Rountree believes that cities need more shelters to accommodate the homeless, and that state land should be used to deliver on this service in order to reduce homelessness.

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Mahlohonolo Lakaje
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