Diepsloot residents go about their business. Picture: THE TIMES
Diepsloot residents go about their business. Picture: THE TIMES

A new hospital will be built in Diepsloot to provide services to residents in the township and surrounding areas‚ Gauteng MEC for human settlements Paul Mashatile revealed on Thursday.

Mashatile made the announcement during the official hand-over of new subsidised houses in Riverside View‚ near Diepsloot‚ in Johannesburg.

"We are going to provide for the building of a hospital. We are promising you in front of the premier [David Makhura] that we will build a new hospital‚" said Mashatile, adding that the communities in Diepsloot and surrounding areas had to go to other townships for access to hospitals.

The hospital is expected to be built on open land in Diepsloot East‚ where the provincial government wants to build its next housing project.

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