Gauteng Department of Human Settlements warns residents of illegal land sales in Sedibeng and Tshwane

The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements has issued a statement warning residents of Tshwane and the Sedibeng areas of the fraudulent sale of government land in their communities.

The Department uncovered a new sophisticated method where the alleged criminals forge documents and claim they are in partnership with the Department, in order to illegally sell land to unsuspecting people.

In Tshwane, the Department’s Danville project has been one of the housing developments recently targeted, Departmental owned land in Eagles Nest in Sedibeng is also being targeted by these illegal activities.The Department urges residents not to buy government owned stands in Danville and Eagles Nest or anywhere around Gauteng for that matter.

“We also caution residents from buying RDP houses from unscrupulous individuals whose sole intention is to scam you of your hard earned money. The Department does not charge for its services which includes the allocation of RDP houses or serviced stands under its Ikageleng Rapid Land Release programme. The Department has involved law enforcement agencies on the matter of Danville and Eagles Nest,” said Tahir Sema, Gauteng Department of Human Settlements’ head of communications.

Members of the public are encouraged to report illegal land invasion to local law authorities and any suspicious looking housing forms, posters and or corruption in the housing value chain to the Gauteng Hotline on 0860 428 8364 or via email to EthicsDHS@gauteng.gov.za

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