Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
3 Oct 2019
6:20 am

Home is not an RDP house

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

These houses are an insult to those who are meant to live in them and the truth is, the ANC is to blame.

RDP file picture: Pretoria North Rekord.

Home – no matter its size, structure or location – is where the heart lies. Your home, no matter how small, is your peace. Well, it should be. But nearly 100 people were displaced because a raging fire destroyed their homes. Memories, shelter, struggles and triumphs went up in flames. And as residents refused to leave for areas of safety for the night, I understood: walking away from home with no promise of certainty cannot be easy – even in an informal settlement. This is testament to the poverty and lack of housing in this country. But housing is expensive;...