MEDIA RELEASE: ISSUED FOR THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE AND MILITARY VETERANS
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
The Ministry of Defence and Military Veterans hereby wishes to set the record straight.
None of the RDP houses that are currently in the news, due for demolition by the Department of Human Settlements, were built during Ms Lindiwe Sisulu's tenure (2004-2009) as the Minister of Housing.
These shoddily built houses are the very reason why a more comprehensive approach to housing was developed, and a policy called human settlements adopted and implemented from 2004.
These are the self-same RDP houses, most of them built by small contractors between 1999 and 2003 following an exodus from the low-cost housing domain by bigger companies, that were identified as requiring attention in the 10-year review of government published in 2004.