FOLLOWING several housing protests that blocked the R67 and prevented businesses from receiving deliveries, Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle visited Ndlambe Municipality on August 1 in an attempt to appease residents and to update them on developments at Thornhill.
Residents of New Rest and the surrounding area claim to have been awaiting the allocation of houses or land on which to build for the last 17 years.
As a consequence of the protests, a delegation from Ndlambe met with Masualle in July, including municipal manager Rolly Dumezweni, speaker Vivian Maphaphu, councillors Thembani Mazana and Andile Marasi, along with representatives from the housing committee and SA National Civics Organisation. Masualle promised to visit the area to resolve issues.
The meeting was called to discuss all building projects in the municipality, and particular attention was given to the further development of Thornhill.
Read more in this week’s Talk of the Town.