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Mamelodi Hostel residents march to municipality for housing

Residents in Mamelodi Hostel say the City of Tshwane has ignored their calls for housing for 16 years now.

Mamelodi. Picture: Wikimedia.

JOHANNESBURG - Residents in Mamelodi Hostel in Pretoria say the City of Tshwane has ignored their calls for housing for 16 years now and shown little remorse towards their inhumane living conditions.

Residents and Lawyers for Human Rights have marched to the local municipal offices today demanding that the city take their calls for basic services seriously.

The group says residents are still subjected to the same apartheid conditions where men were separated from their families.

Spokesperson Carol Mohlala says a memorandum was handed over this morning but the organisation will take the matter to court.

"In Tshwane 98 units were built and it was agreed by the residents of the hostel that once they are completed the city will consider them first and place them in the units but that did not happen."

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