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Gauteng Human Settlements MEC to Address Disruptive Protest at Diepkloof Hostel



Gauteng Human Settlements MEC

Following a disruptive service delivery protest, Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Lebogang Maile will visit the Diepkloof hostel. According to EWN, frustrated residents blocked the N12 East and N1 North interchange during morning peak traffic on Monday. They were protesting over a lack of housing, electricity, and water. As police maintain a heavy presence in Diepkloof amid sporadic protests, Maile and the City of Johannesburg’s executives’ visit to the area will be to hear the grievances of the hostel dwellers.

Also read: Joburg Mayor Gwamanda Expresses Shock at Hardships Faced by Residents During Visit to Diepkloof Hostel

The community members are accusing the local government of making empty promises regarding improving their living conditions. They have also vowed to continue demonstrating until they receive dignified living spaces with running water and electricity. The department said hostel refurbishments are a priority for the province, as proven by Premier Panyaza Lesufi’s hostel program.

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