Residents in Randfontein protest over alleged allocation of houses to retired soldiers

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Residents of Randfontein on Gauteng’s West Rand have threatened to invade houses built as part of the R11-billion Montrose Housing project.

The disgruntled residents embarked on a protest action claiming that the Gauteng Human Settlement Department intends allocating the houses to close to 60 retired soldiers.

Residents have shown SABC News documents showing that some have been approved for allocation. But so far none of them have benefited from the project that began six years ago.

Community member, Tshepang Motlhajwa says, “They are allocating military veterans to the houses. As the Ward 2 community we were supposed to be the first ever beneficiaries to be allocated on this mega project. We have Denclon, we have Afri Village, we have Western Mega, we have Borwa then we have Montrose. On these four projects, not even one of the person of Ward 2 have been allocated.”