City of Tshwane to buy land to house Mamelodi flood victims

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City of Tshwane to buy land to house Mamelodi flood victims

Flooding in Mamelodi, 9 December 2019. Picture: Jacques Nellis

The City, which is at present beneath administration, stated it was talking to landowners in a bid to finalise a purchase order deal.

The City of Tshwane says it’s within the course of of finalising the acquisition of land for displaced Mamelodi flood victims.

Speaking to the media on the City’s headquarters, Tshwane House, on Tuesday, spokesperson Omogolo Taunyane-Mnguni stated the land was being acquired from personal homeowners.

The land can be anticipated to accommodate residents from Hammanskraal, Centurion and Winterveld, whose homes have been additionally swept away through the floods that hit elements of Gauteng final December.

Thousands displaced

“The City by no means made any pronouncement on any land that we [had] acquired. You will know that originally we had stated that we have been in search of City-owned parts of land, in order that it might expedite the method, and we didn’t have any. That is why now we have now approached a personal proprietor to get that course of going,” Taunyane-Mnguni stated.

More than 50 folks, from the 1000’s who have been displaced, are at present being quickly housed on the Mamelodi Baptist Church.

Mamelodi Baptist senior pastor Thembelani Jentile stated they have been ready on City directors. The church had been instructed that land had been discovered and cash wanted to be launched. He stated they have been ready for updates later within the week.

Jentile was talking on the church through the handout of meals parcels by the Collen Mashawana Foundation to residents and the folks housed on the premises.

The basis beforehand donated blankets and mattresses to the flood victims and returned once more to supply social reduction through the lockdown.

The City, which is at present beneath administration, stated it was talking to landowners in a bid to finalise a purchase order deal.

Land

Taunyane-Mnguni stated National Treasury had authorized the reprioritised price range, which might be used to purchase the property.

Once the acquisition course of concluded, the Human Settlements Department would then be certain that service stands have been allotted, she added.

Taunyane-Mnguni stated the City additionally had a very good working relationship with the church and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and up to date them regularly on the developments relating to the processes of getting land for the folks.

She added that head administrator Mpho Nawa was treating the matter with urgency.

“You will know that there are three spheres of authorities. We don’t actually work in silos and so what has occurred is that we had to strategy provincial authorities to ask if there may be any help they can provide us in phrases of price range, in order that we will begin allocating the piece of land there,” Taunyane-Mnguni stated.

Taunyane-Mnguni stated she might, nonetheless, not disclose on the timelines relating to the acquisition as some processes had delayed as a result of of the nationwide lockdown.

In a press release on the matter, Nawa stated: “The frustrations expressed by flood victims are authentic, it’s a matter that we don’t take calmly. One of our priorities subsequent to the ruinous December floods is to restore the dignity of some of our most susceptible residents.”

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live at 2020-04-28 16:06:42

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