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Randfontein Residents Protest Allocation of Houses to Retired Soldiers



Randfontein Residents Protest Allocation of Houses to Retired Soldiers

Residents of Randfontein in Gauteng’s West Rand are expressing their intent to occupy houses constructed as part of the R11-billion Montrose Housing project. Their protest is rooted in their belief that the Gauteng Human Settlement Department plans to allocate these houses to nearly 60 retired soldiers instead of the local community as reported by SABC News.

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These residents have presented documents to support their claims that some individuals have received approval for house allocation. However, despite the project’s initiation six years ago, none of the locals have benefited from it.

Community member Tshepang Motlhajwa voiced their concerns, stating, “They are allocating military veterans to the houses. As the Ward 2 community, we were supposed to be the first-ever beneficiaries of this mega project. We have Denclon, we have Afri Village, we have Western Mega, we have Borwa, and then we have Montrose. Across these four projects, not a single person from Ward 2 has been allocated a house.”

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