#LiveWireSA Motsoaledi residents occupy RDP houses

The process of eradicating the Elias Motsoaledi informal settlement next to the Baragwanath hospital in Soweto has been underway for several years now. People get allocated RDP houses that have been constructed right next to the squatter camp Last year however, the allocation process came to a grinding halt construction on the remaining houses was incomplete, some haven't been electrified and don't have functioning sanitation.

Fearing that construction on these houses might never actually come to completion and that officials might start selling these houses through some corrupt actions, the residents of Motsoaledi decided to make use of the list of valid stand owners with C-forms to allocate the remaining houses among themselves. The police and JMPD responded to the situation but later had to retreat as negotiations with housing officials resulted in the decision that all except for 10 occupiers were the ones who were rightfully next in line.