Residents in the south of Johannesburg have warned they may resume their protests, citing disappointment with Saturday’s feedback provided by Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Uhuru Moiloa on their housing demands.
Moiloa says the province has identified portions of land where close to 60 000 housing units will be built in the area.
He addressed residents of Eldorado Park, Freedom Park, Finetown, Ennerdale and other nearby townships at the Eldorado Park Stadium on Saturday.
The MEC said the province was now waiting for the City of Johannesburg Mayor to sign the power of attorney before the process of building houses could commence.
However the community was not impressed.
One of the community leaders says: “We’re tired of waiting, if they want us to go back to the streets, that’s what we’re going to do. We will go back to the streets. There will be a meeting most probably to decide on the way forward.”
“It seems like the only time the government will ever listen to you, it’s when you burn down infrastructure.”