Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Countrywide investigation into sanitation services

By Khanyisa Tabata
17 May 2011

Government’s Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Department is investigating what led to the building of open toilets in the Free State’s Moqhaka municipality.

Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane says they will, together with the Human Settlements Department, report to the Human Rights Commission on the quality of sanitation services delivered countrywide by local government.

The HRC requested a report within a month after finding that the municipality had failed the residents of the township near Viljoenskroon by not providing decent toilet facilities.

In its response to the HRC’s findings on the ANC-run Moqhaka municipality, the DA says the ANC must apologise for calling it racist over the so-called Khayelitsha toilet saga in the Makhaza area of Cape Town.

DA spokesperson Lindiwe Mazibuko says the ANC needs to focus on the real issues at hand.

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