WC housing takes spotlight at Sopa debate
Nomzamo was thrust back into the spotlight during a Sopa debate.
- Bonginkosi Madikizela
- Nomzamo evictions
- Nomzamo housing crisis
- Housing protests
- City of Cape Town housing
- State of the Province Address SOPA
- Cape Town housing protest
- SA housing crisis
- Nazier Paulsen
- Cape Human Settlement MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela
- Cape Housing MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela
- Macassar housing protest
- EFF Premier Candidate Nazier Paulsen
- Sopa debate
- City of Cape Town housing database
- CT housing demands
- Housing waiting list
- Lack of proper housing in CT
- Harmony Village housing project
- State of the Province Address debate
CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape's housing problems took centre stage during a debate in the Provincial Legislature on Tuesday.
Opposition parties expressed concern over the issue during a debate on the State of the Province Address (Sopa).
Recent forced evictions in the Nomzamo informal settlement near Strand thrust the issue back in the spotlight.
Watch: _Cape evictions leave hundreds homeless _
"It is not the responsibility of government to build people houses."
It was this statement by Human Settlements MEC Nkosi Madikizela that sparked a debate about the province's housing problem.
The Democratic Alliance (DA)-led Western Cape government was strongly criticised by opposition parties for failing to adequately address the province's serious need for proper housing.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)'s Nazier Paulsen says, "It is enshrined the constitution."
But Madikizela hit back saying, "There is nowhere in the constitution where it says government must give people free houses or build houses for people."
The African National Congress (ANC) blamed the DA for not finding a proper solution to the problem.