Deadlock in negotiations between city, protesters in
Atteridegville

Deadlock in negotiations between city, protesters in Atteridegville

Residents are demanding inclusion in new housing developments in the area, saying they’ve been sidelined for years.

One of two buses which were torched in Atteridgeville on Tuesday afternoon by locals during a housing list protest. Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

PRETORIA – Negotiations between Atteridgeville protesters and the City of Tshwane have deadlocked.

Residents are demanding inclusion in new developments in the area, saying they’ve been sidelined for years.

Protesters say although they’ve been on RDP waiting lists since 1996, illegal land occupiers are being prioritised.

Residents say the government doesn’t care about people who’ve been on housing lists for years.

Community leader Ray Heining says officials are only reacting to recent land grabs.

“Brazzaville must not be prioritised and the people of Atteridgeville don’t get accommodation.”

Housing MMC Mandla Nkomo has asked residents to calm down.

He says they will be included in the next housing roll-out phase.

(Edited by Zinhle Nkosi)

Source: EWN

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