[09-05-2016] AFTER 20 years of waiting and a decade of mass protest action, the residents of Boiketlong finally have hope of a better life and a reason to smile! One of the biggest townships in Sebokeng will have over 12 thousand houses built in the area. Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements (CoGTA), Paul Mashatile made this announcement to the residents during a special visit to the area on Friday.
MEC Mashatile’s visit to the area ended a prolonged service delivery protest by Boiketlong residents who were demanding houses, electricity and increased access to water. Residents and community leaders had been on a three-week long protest which barricaded one of the busiest roads in the Emfuleni Local Municipality, Waterdal Road, which connects Sebokeng to Vereeniging and other industrial hubs.