National 28.7.2016 10:50 am

‘RDP houses not for sale’ – Human Settlements MEC

Sello Chipu and MEC for Human Settlements Joshua Ngonyama hand over an RDP house to Flora Mooki.

Sello Chipu and MEC for Human Settlements Joshua Ngonyama hand over an RDP house to Flora Mooki.

Four families received their RDP houses in Nellmapius on Wednesday.

Recipients of Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa’s mayoral outreach housing programme have been warned not to sell their new homes, Pretoria East Rekord reports.

MEC of Human Settlements Joshua Ngonyama made the announcement at the handover of four houses in Nellmapius Extension.

“These houses are for not sale, these houses are family houses. No one is allowed to sell a government house. If you sell an RDP house where do you expect your children to live?” asked Ngonyama.

Ngonyama also promised the four beneficiaries – Jane Romokane, Lucas Mkabane, Maggie Nkosi and Flora Nkosi – that he would return to give them the title deeds to their homes.

Flora Nkosi said she had been on the waiting list for a house for a long time and was happy to finally have a house of her own.

Koketso Nkosi, who received the house on behalf of her mother Maggie, said she was glad the family’s time of renting homes all over Mamelodi had come to an end.

“The house is big enough for the whole family, including my two sisters and brother,” said Koketso.

At the handover were officials from the metro including Sello Chipu, regional executive director of Region 6; ANC chief whip Jabulani Mabona; and local councillor Joel Masilela.

The guests also met residents who would be taking ownership of other RDP houses in the housing development in Nellmapius Extension 22 that was yet to be finished.

The Nellmapius Skills Centre was also opened.

– Caxton News Service