AEC Press Release
On behalf of the N2 Gateway Phase 1 Flats (also known as Joe Slovo Phase 1)
Event: Residents of the N2 Gateway flats will march on Helen Zille to demand radical changes in the project’s management and normalization of rents
When: 11h00 on 30 June 2009
Where: from Keizersgracht to the provincial office of Helen Zille
Contact: Luthando 079 896 6126 at and Jimmy at 073 158 4835
NO TO EXORBITANT RENTS AT N2 GATEWAY! NORMALISE OUR RENTS!
NO TO MANAGEMENT FROM JOHANNESBURG! VOETSAK THUBELISHA!
WE WANT LOCAL MANAGEMENT UNDER OUR CONTROL!
Since we moved into the N2 Gateway flats we have been very unhappy. The flats were very poorly constructed and the rents were much higher than we had been told when we applied for the flats. We pay up to R1050 in rent for defective flats. That is what people paying for bond houses pay, but we are not buying our houses, but only renting them for life! Because of this, we have been on rent boycott for two years. We have raised these issues time and again with Lindiwe Sisulu, Richard Dyantyi, and the Thubelisha management but our complaints have fallen on deaf ears.