Displaced Alexandra residents to get temporary accommodation

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- news24.com | 4 months ago

Gauteng government will provide temporary accommodation for 80 families that were evicted and their homes demolished in Alexandra on Friday.

This was announced by human settlement MEC, Lebogang Maile, after his visit earlier on Saturday to Green Houses, Stjwetla and Alexandra townships where the demolitions were carried out. Maile's department said his visit was aimed at "soliciting a deeper understanding of the demolitions impact, interventions in place and interact with the affected".

Joburg metro police spokesperson, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar, said on Friday that the evictions and demolition were necessary because people had constructed their houses too close to a river, adding that it was dangerous.

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