DLC leader, Cllr Patrick Pillay, DLC activist, Raj Sigamoney and Damien Moodley, are seen with an irate Indrani Munsamy at her collapsing flat in Wanslen in Northcroft.
“A disaster waiting to happen and nobody cares.” Twere the words of the leader of the Democratic Liberal Congress (DLC), Patrick Pillay.
Since 2014, the ground below the flat of Indrani Munsamy in Wanslen, Northcroft, started to erode leaving a trail of a potential catastrophe.
“The block of flats are situated near an open drain. There is currently a landslide at the drain that is affecting the private property,” said Cllr Patrick Pillay.
He added that when Munsamy approached him, he did an inspection in loco and made representation to the Housing Department so that the flats could be part of the Flats Rehabilitation Programme that was initiated by the Provincial Human Settlements Department.
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Unfortunately for Munsamy, the flats rehabilitation programme is currently on hold and the family is seeking urgent assistance from the municipality in terms of the structural defects.
The property is a disaster waiting to happen and if the department does not assist her, the consequences may be disastrous.
Munsamy said that her family are living in fear of their lives.
“It is very scary to live in our house. The challenge we have is that we do not have alternative accommodation and we are forced to live at this property in fear of our lives. I do not sleep at night. We are hoping to get assistance from the government or the private sector urgently on our house. We appreciate the DLC for coming out and attending to our housing and land matters,” she said.
Cllr Pillay said that the DLC have also made representation to the relevant department to have the opened drain secured with gabion baskets that will stop the continuous landslide.