(Picture: Red Ants and Johannesburg Metro Police demolished 1,000 shacks on Tuesday. Photo: Zoe Postman
Tiyani Solly Mabunda
Too many families were left stranded when their houses and shacks were bulldozed down to the ground. Authorities including the city’s municipal government of the DA have since not stopped pointing fingers at the Alex Renewal Project’s administration.
At the same time, the Alexandra Renewal Project (ARP) and its committee members are being investigated. Heading the commission of enquiry for this particular case is Han Rights’ Buang Jonas.
Maile has said that it is wrong that the money allocated for ARP was used wrongfully and he said it has been used to build clinics, police station and houses. When former president Thabo Mbeki came and gave the residents of Alex over a billion rand, Paul Mashatile was a premier of the province at the time. It remains to be seen what the investigations are going to yield out and who will get implicated by the commission’s outcome and whether they will be made to account for the loss?