ACORN in Eastern Cape of South Africa is taking action!

ACORN in Eastern Cape of South Africa is taking action!

Neighborhood Action Committee

(of Zone 7 Government Flats & Across the Street)

c/o C202 Block C Zone 7

Zwelitsha 5608

Eastern Cape

June 27 2014

RE: Keep the 27 January 2014 Hanker (Accord) ALIVE


EXACTLY six months representatives from the Directorate of Property Management, Amathole Region, Dept of Roads & Public Works (DRPW), Eastern Cape held meeting with the Executive Committee of the Neighborhood Action Committee of Zone 7 Government Flats & Street Across (NAC Zone7) . The outcome was morally binding but unofficial principled agreement we now refer to be neighborly as 27 January 2014 Zwelitsha Hanker Accord:

“Important notice to ALL OCCUPANTS of Zwelitsha Flats Zone 7”

Dear Occupant,

  • Please be informed the Department of Roads & Public Works held a meeting with the Neighborhood Action Committee of Zone 7 Flats Monday with a view to work to gather in the management and maintenance of Zwelitsha Zone 7 Flats.
  • The Department of Roads & Public Works is of the view that the (NAC 7) Committee represents the interests and welfare of the of tenants as well as well as those of the Zwelitsha Community at large.
  • In order to ensure good management of these flats you are encouraged to support the effort of this (NAC7) Committee is making in improving the living conditions in and around the”

By order


Property Manager,

Amathole Region.

There is a critical break down of communication that undermines the Spirit of the Agenda and Way Ford of January 27, 2007 within our Committee and LOWER echelons of Staff in Property that reflects your January 27 January that the history and culture of corruption we are trying to help to stamp out has RE-EMERGE in last four weeks::.

This based on the following facts or allegations and hope they are not true:

v We have been told by Occupants that have been sent letters of 30 days notice to vacate EC DRPW Zone & flat:

v One of our own is alleged to be telling Occupants and community at large that “iKomiti ifile Mnye kuphela osebenzayo”

v We hope that these allegations are false because one of our Executive Committee members has been unilaterally breaking the spirit and practice of the accord o.

We hope and pray that this is not the same person who publicly acknowledged and apologized for same practice. In spirit of “individual freedom and community democracy” same member was accused in public and acknowledged and apologized while promising NEVER AGAIN. This was in Public Formal General Meeting.

We still reiterate that this ACCORD is not as Legal and Official but moral basis of Bato Pele ethics, morality & values of Ubuntu envisaged as part just the Rainbow Nation that will celebrate Nelson Mandela 67 minutes a month or so from now but also family cohesion, children & elderly welfare and public safety of ALL OCCUPANTS in Accord we define as follows:

v Female or Male adult head of family housed hold or individual who resides not lawfully there because of legitimate homelessness ie Blue Card Holders in RDP list;

v Female or Male head of household tenants with leases but who resisted paying rent in decaying state of flats as they SELF Fixing them;

v Paying tenants who want to pay but some could NOT DO SO because LEASE RECORDS were missing or non existing .

A four week period wherein we did not have WATER in the upper Second and Third floors gave opportunity for TE-emergence of a culture of Corruption by one Committee member as well as facilitations of BREAKDOWN because WE ARE TREAT AS VERMIN.

NB. It is clear that the NEC ZONE 7 Flats has been a tool for PUBLIC officials and Community resident RESTABLISH. During the ZONE 7 Crisis Breakdown began & corruption. The Property Manager could not assist us with assistance as promised.



To who it may concern

Station Commander

Property Management, Amathole Region, Eastern Cape DRPW

Ward 41 Buffalo City Metro Council

ALL other stat e holders

My name is MPR Sifika lawful tenant and community organizer of NEC 7 attached in for. I do not ferar for my life but VERY MUCH concerned about criminal before of “activists & administrators in our organization. So please take not of the WARNING of another Lwandle.

Some residents and administration are benefiting for this. TAKE ACTION


Mongezi Sifika Saturday 27 June 2014.