Marikana - Mineworkers in Marikana have threatened to forcefully occupy housing units in Marikana Extension 2, the North West portfolio committee on local government and human settlement heard on Friday.
“Mine employees, particular from Lonmin are under the impression that these flats are built for them. They understand that they cannot occupy the RDP houses but, are saying if they are not given rooms in these flats, they are going to kick open the door and illegally occupy the building,” Eric Mondleki, a ward committee member responsible for infrastructure said.
“They know that this piece of land belongs to Lonmin and the mine [Lonmin] promised to develop it to build houses for them. Now that houses are being built they think the houses are built for them. This is a serious problem that needs to be resolved now.”
The portfolio committee conducted an oversight visit at the Marikana Housing Projects. The houses are built on the land donated by Lonmin.