African People’s Convention (APC) leader Themba Godi has vowed to approach the Mpumalanga provincial government to request a probe into what he terms “rampant corruption” in the allocation of RDP houses in the area.
Godi was campaigning in Moloto, Verina and KwaMhlanga in the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality ahead of the May 8th elections.
Godi says his party will continue to fight corruption and protect the most vulnerable communities.
During a door-to-door campaign, Godi was touched by the plight of an elderly couple whose RDP house has been allocated to another beneficiary.
The couple is currently staying in a dilapidated mud house.
Godi says those who failed the elderly couple and several other residents must face the law.
“Fighting corruption is what we are about, especially for most vulnerable people who have nowhere to go.”
“Even the officials at the municipality did this because in their minds these people have nowhere to run to. Fortunately for them we are here.”
Pensioner, Caroline Mtileni, told Godi that efforts to find answers on why her house was allocated to someone else have not been successful.
Part of the wall of her mud house has already collapsed, exposing the family to adverse weather condition, especially when it rains. Mtileni wants the APC to intervene in the matter.