Msimanga said beneficiaries of the proceeds of the mayoral mansion include Evelin Khuboni‚ an elderly woman who has been waiting for an RDP house since 1999 and is currently renting a backroom in Mamelodi.
He said wheelchair-bound Joshua Toka‚ who lives with his wife in Atteridgeville‚ would also receive a home.
The mayor said the proceeds of the sale presented the municipality with the opportunity to explore and advocate for alternative building technologies that are reliable‚ durable‚ aesthetically pleasing‚ environmentally friendly and bigger but affordable.
By building the houses using alternative building technologies‚ the mayor said he hoped the administration would be setting a different and improved standard for low-cost housing.
“The construction of these houses will commence at the beginning of May … when the procurement processes have been finalised‚” Msimanga said.
"It is anticipated that they will be completed by the end of May 2019 and unveiled in the month of June of that year.”