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Nomvula Mokonyane to address Soshanguve

The premier is expected to speak to residents about repairs to their homes damaged last year.

Mokonyane is also expected to address the issue of asbestos roofing in the area which is a major health hazard to residents. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN.

SOSHANGUVE - Hundreds of residents are gathering at the Soshadi grounds in Soshanguve on Sunday afternoon ahead of an address by Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

The premier is expected to speak to residents about repairs to their homes that were damaged by severe hailstorms that hit the area in 2013.

Several contractors are expected to come into the area from Monday to start repairs to homes that were damaged during the 2013 hailstorms.

Mokonyane is also expected to address the issue of asbestos roofing in the area which is a major health hazard to residents.

The City of Tshwane had declared at state of disaster in Soshanguve and Mamelodi following extreme storms late last year.

The office of the premier's Thebe Mohatle says, "We have to look at the model intervention that will have to be designed out of this process, which can then be replicated in other communities as well."

The public meeting is the first phase by the Gauteng provincial government to announce interventions to damaged homes in the area.