Umlazi residents march through Durban CBD over housing crisis

The Alexandra Renewal Project promised it all – clinics, housing, schools, much-needed water infrastructure and even sporting facilities.

The Alexandra Renewal Project promised it all – clinics, housing, schools, much-needed water infrastructure and even sporting facilities.

DURBAN - Hundreds of angry Umlazi residents have marched through the Durban CBD over a lack of housing on Saturday.

They have demanded answers from the eThekwini Municipality about a project which has not been completed.

The multi-phase development now sits empty and residents claim it has been taken over by criminals.

Many of these units have fallen prey to vandals, with the windows, doors and water pipes stolen while others stand incomplete.

The foundation for one of the buildings has been lying unfinished since 2013.

Frustrated residents from Umlazi&39;s T-section claim the first phase of the project was due to be completed in 2011.

Last year 49-percent of participants of Stats SA&39;s 2015 KwaZulu Natal Citizens Satisfaction Survey indicated they were unhappy with municipalities’ delivery of affordable housing.

Click on the above video for the full report by Judith Subban.

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