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GP housing dept urges those entitled to RDP houses not to resort to violence

The department says people who destroy houses are making its work difficult for government to do its job.

FILE: Three pensioners from Kliptown Soweto were recipients of new RDP houses as part of the City of Johannesburg plans to improve the lives of people in Townships. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Housing Department has urged all residents entitled to RDP houses not to resort to violence.

On Monday, residents of an informal settlement in Kagiso vandalised RDP houses after they were moved from land they were occupying illegally.

More than a 100 houses were affected.

The department says people who destroy houses are making its work difficult for government to do its job.

"Communities need to work with government because, remember when they do this they're disadvantaging members of the public - people who have gone through the process of applying and been on a waiting list, some of whom have been on the waiting list for years."

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