A house for one man under ANC rule has been sold to build houses for more than 200 people under DA rule.
The City of Tshwane’s mayoral mansion has been sold for R5.1 million from a reserve price of R4.8 million. From this sale, a total of 52 RDP houses inclusive of land and services will be built for those who need it most in the City of Tshwane.
The DA-led multiparty administration made it clear when they took office in 2016 that they will prioritise the needs of the residents of Tshwane, especially the poor and cut down on everything that the administration deemed to be frivolous.
The Mayor of the City of Tshwane, Solly Msimanga, says “after being voted in as the political head of the City of Tshwane, I refused to move into the Mayoral Mansion because I have long maintained, even during my days on opposition benches, that corrupt activities took place with respect to that house by the former ANC administration”.
After an investigation, it was found that at least R12 million was spent to “renovate” the house. Yet the latest valuation on the property indicated that it could only be sold at a minimum of R5 million.
“I therefore, thank the successful bidder for helping us help the people of Tshwane by taking this property off our hands so we may tend to our core business which is to help our people live a better life of dignity. I equally thank all the other bidders for showing interest in this property,” says Msimanga.