EFF: ANC doesn't care about youth

EFF slammed Lindiwe Sisulu for saying people under the age of 40 won’t be granted free houses.

EFF slammed Lindiwe Sisulu’s comments that people under the age of 40 years won’t be granted free houses. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has accused the African National Congress of not caring about the youth after human settlement minister Lindiwe Sisulu said people under the age of 40 years will not be granted free government houses.

Earlier this week Sisulu told reporters in Durban that only people who have been affected by apartheid will receive free houses from government.

The minister said anybody above the age of 39 will not be government's priority unless they have special needs or involve child-headed households.

The EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says if government turns its back on the youth it will be responsible for creating more homeless people.

"It's about a generational relationship where people from the 1960s to the 1980s who were denied quality education under apartheid and that legacy of poverty continued."

Yesterday opposition parties slammed Sisulu's comments about government housing.

The Inkatha Freedom Party has called her arrogant for making the statement.