Mooiplaas residents up in arms over relocation

Residents from the Mooiplaats informal settlement wants answers.

Residents of Mooiplaas informal settlement in Centurion want answers regarding their relocation to formal housing in Olievenhoutbosch.

Residents arrived at the Tshwane metro offices in Lyttelton on Thursday afternoon in search of Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga.

One of the residents, Hendrik Magongoa, said they were tired of hearing lies.

Also read: Mooiplaas move on hold

Mayoral spokesperson Samkelo Mgobozi said Msimanga was in Cape Town on official business.

“All the department heads at the municipality are working according their diaries and cannot attend to any spontaneous outburst at any given point,” said Mgobozi.

Shortly after, residents became angry when the Metro police arrived at the Lyttelton office.

“We do not want to speak to the Metro police, but who is going to listen to us now?” asked Magongoa.

“The metro police have guns and we cannot protect ourselves from that. What’s going to happen to our pleas now?”

Magongoa said a meeting between residents and the Tshwane metro would be held at Mooiplaas informal settlement on Friday, 9 December.

Also read:  Squatters can look forward to relocation

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Jason Milford

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