Minister Sisulu and MEC Maile To Handover Completed Housing Structures in Roodepoort

Minister of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, together with the Gauteng MEC of Human Settlements, Urban Planning, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Mr Lebogang Maile and Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Geoff Makhubo will tomorrow, 24 May 2020 hand over completed housing units to the community of Ikemeleng, in Roodepoort.

The Ikemeleng community has been living in tented structures for several years as a result of being evicted from the nearby farms. Their deplorable living conditions made it difficult to adhere to some of the COVID-19 government regulations such as social-distancing and practicing of safe hygiene. Tomorrow their lives will be changed for the better and their dignity restored as the residents move to decent units.

The political leaders from the three spheres of government, Minister Sisulu, MEC Maile and Mayor Makhubo will be joined by two Chapter 9 institutions namely, Office of the Public Protector and South African Human Rights Commission represented by Advocate Busi Mkhwebane and Advocate Mohamed Ameermia.

Details are as follows:

Date: Sunday, 24 May 2020 (TOMORROW)

Venue: Plot 323, Cnr Glover and Hoeveld Roads, Wilgespruit, Roodepoort

Time: 11:30

Enquiries: Please contact McIntosh Polela, Ministry Spokesperson on 079 563 1625

Issued by the Ministry of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation
Govan Mbeki House
240 Justice Mahomed Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria

Press Release Date: 
Saturday, May 23, 2020