Actonville’s Deteriorating Rental Stock Claims Its First Victim

Actonville’s Deteriorating Rental Stock

Actonville’s rental stock has now deteriorated to the point where the dilapidated structures are claiming the lives of residents.

It is now almost impossible for residents to live there.

Following the needless and tragic loss of life a life on Sunday, residents now sleep uneasy not knowing who next will fall victim to the poorly maintained council flats.

Just last week in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, I questioned former Gauteng Human Settlements MEC, Jacob Mamabolo, as to the worsening state of the rental stock. The MEC claimed he was not aware of the situation.

Living Conditions

Despite numerous calls from the DA to address the situation in Actonville, the MEC chose to ignore our requests.

Last week, I also requested an investigation into the living conditions of the rental stock and the sudden price escalation of the properties.

I urge Human Settlements MEC, Paul Mashatile, to conduct an urgent oversight visit and see for himself the appalling conditions in which residents have to live in.

Time for Action

The dignity of the residents of Actonville must be upheld and respected. Many petitions and requests for intervention have been made to the MEC and the ANC in Ekurhuleni, but to date this has fallen on deaf ears.

MEC Mashatile, the time for action is now.

 

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Michele Clarke MPL

DA Gauteng Constituency Head – Benoni

060 558 8299

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