The ANC is handing out houses in a ploy to attract votes for next year's polls.
We saw this just before the last elections and we are seeing it again.
Gauteng's housing department and the City of Joburg are trying to win votes again.
A few weeks ago a token 20 families in Soweto were given title deeds as part of the Alternative Technology Backyard Build project.
At the same time the "handover" of projects in the 20 Prioritised Township Programme took place with great fanfare at Zola Stadium.
About three months ago the Hostel Redevelopment Project in Soweto was launched.
This issue has been on the table for a long time but nothing was done until the eve of the elections. Only in August did the registration of hostel residents begin.
They waited to ensure that their activities would be fresh in the minds of voters.
The sod turning for the Lufhereng Housing Project in Doornkop also took place. The list of examples of blatant electioneering continues.
Residents will not allow the housing department and ANC to treat them like fools. People are catching on to the fact that all these new developments are simply aimed at solidifying votes without delivering.
Councillor Manny de Freitas, Johannesburg