Lindiwe Sisulu has launched an investigation into the alleged eviction of a 91-year-old woman in Mpumalanga, after her RDP house was supposedly sold.
Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, according to a statement circulated on Twitter on Thursday, 21 January 2021, has launched an investigation into an alleged eviction of an elderly citizen in Mpumalanga. The 91-year-old woman’s Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) house was allegedly sold to someone else, which is said to be an ongoing issue in some areas.
The investigation was launched after the story of an elderly woman losing her home was populated, following allegations of an African National Congress (ANC) official supposedly buying the home. The story was picked up by local media, as noted in the department’s statement.
According to the statement, Minister Sisulu stated, “What we have read in the newspapers that our houses are sold for nothing is very disturbing. What makes this thing worse is that it is being done by some of our officials. We cannot allow this to happen under our watch; fully subsidized housing are for destitute people, and that includes our senior citizens.”
See the post below.
Minister @LindiweSisuluSA , has directed her Department to investigate and find a solution to the alleged eviction of an elderly citizen in Standerton, Mpumalanga Province.@DhsNRRTT @DWS_RSA @MpumalangaGov @SHRA_Online pic.twitter.com/O1jFpnrHrp
— Human Settlements (@The_DHS) January 21, 2021