Editorial
1 minute read
7 Jun 2021
7:31 am

Hit on Gauteng housing official raises eyebrows

Editorial

It is deeply worrying that civil servants can be targeted simply for doing their jobs and correctly implementing government policies.

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The brutal murder of government housing official Teboho Makhoa – who died in a hail of 28 bullets – may be more than just another grim South African crime statistic. Makhoa was involved with colleagues in the Gauteng office of the department of human settlements in moves to “allocate the rightful beneficiaries into their Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) houses, remove illegal occupants from occupied RDP houses and prevent future occurrences of land and house invasions in the region”, according to MEC for Human Settlements Lebogang Maile. The hit seems to be connected with that work, something born out by...