Government is urging residents of Mamelodi living in low-lying arrears not to rebuild. Hundreds of shacks were swept away during recent flooding in the area but residents say they have no choice but to remain where they are, unless they are given land and proper housing. eNCA reporter Tshegohaco Moagi has the details. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - A permanent solution for people left homeless after floods in Mamelodi, north-east of Pretoria, has been detailed in a preliminary report.
Hundreds of shacks were destroyed and about 400 people left without a roof over their heads.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has received the report and will now meet with various departments before making a final announcement.
Residents say they're still waiting for government’s help.
“They are not coming here to see how badly people have suffered,” said a resident.
“A lot of people here don’t have a place to stay, but they are around because they want to rebuild here. And if they move us, they mustn’t put us in another informal settlement.”
Residents at the informal settlement are demanding to be moved to a safer place where there are basic services such as water, electricity and sanitation.