SEATIDES RESIDENTS WANT ANSWERS
By: Silindile Ntombela
Residents of Seatides informal settlements outside Durban have taken their complaint to their councilor, after they have not received RDP houses that they had registered for in 2013.
Residents said that they were told that they would receive houses earlier this year, which has not happened.
Nompilo Khanyile, a resident, said that she has been living in a mud house for more than five years.
“I do vote but nothing is happening. We have been registering for these houses since 2009 but we still have not received them,” said Khanyile.
She added that they have been protesting and marching to voice out their needs to the government, but nothing has changed.
“We protested in June 2014. It was very big and it looked like they have heard us, but now they keep making senseless excuses,” said a resident Bongani Buthelezi.
Buthelezi said that the community was set to meet with the councilor Mxolisi Ndimbomvu, earlier this week to discuss a way forward.
“The councilor assured the residents that he is aware of the inconveniences and that the delay is making it difficult for people,” he added.
We are working very hard to meet the expectations of the people although things are going slow, but me and my team we are working on it,” said Ndimbomvu.
He added that there is progress with regard to this matter they only need people to be patient.