Freedom Park protests target housing corruption

Residents demand an investigation into allegations around a housing development deal.

About 400 residents marched to the Eldorado Park Civic Centre to protest against corruption in the housing development in the township on 11 February 2015. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Freedom Park residents in the south of Johannesburg have accused local government of rampant corruption relating to housing development.

The group has marched to the local civic centre to deliver a memorandum of grievances to Gauteng housing MEC Jacob Mamabolo.

The soaring heat hasn't stopped hundreds of residents from marching to the centre.

They are demanding a full investigation into corruption allegations around a multi-million rand housing development.

Activist organisation, Abahlali, says it's members have been physically attacked by African National Congress members who are against a probe into the housing development.

"They are involved in corrupt activities over housing and they have been handing over houses illegally. I was approached and told I could jump the queue and when I refused I became an enemy," says an organisation representative.

Mamabolo is set to to receive the memorandum.

WATCH: Angry Freedom Park residents protest.