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Mathabatha hands over a community residential units worth R62 million

By Elvis Tshikhudo

The Premier of Limpopo Mr Chupu Stanley Mathabatha and the Deputy Minister of the Department of Human Settlements Ms Z Kota Fredericks recently handed over a R62 million Seshego Residential Units.


Speaking during the handover function held at Seshego, Premier Mr Chupu Mathabatha said the government is doing this to restore the dignity of the people through the provision of quality housing infrastructure and also progressive commitment of reclaiming the pride of our people from the appalling conditions of the pre 1994 hostel era, an era whose intentions was to dehumanize and denigrate the status of the Black majority, and condemn them to a life of poverty and destitution.

Premier Mathabatha said President Zuma said in his State of the Nation Address in June last year that “we will continue with various infrastructure projects that will change the living conditions of our people and boost economic growth”.

He said during this financial year, government is committed to building 10 500 good quality housing units in order to provide shelter to the less fortunate, and also rectify 700 housing units which were poorly built. We will be building 120 rental units for our people to have access to quality and habitable house that they can call home away from home, and transfer 150 housing units through the Enhanced Extended Discount Benefit Scheme.

He further said through the following legal processes, we will be acquiring 50 hectors of land to the value of R14 459 million for human settlement in this time where housing has become one of the most basic of needs.

He urged the beneficiaries to take care of this facility by guarding jealously against any attempt to vandalize and misuse it.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Minister Ms Z Kota Fredericks made an appeal to beneficiaries to pay rand and said all of us we know that they have right but right with responsibility. She said the issue of youth empowerment wont to be postponed, as they are the future of tomorrow.

Ms Mapitsi Chokoe one of the beneficiaries from Moledjie Mabetsela who worked at Debonaz staying with four kids said she is very happy because now she will be stay next to her work and also she won’t spend more money to pay rand as she was paying R1250 at town now she will pay R800.