Heavy rains hit the Cape
14 July 2012
In heavy downpours in Cape Town on Friday, over 500 people were left displaced in Red Hill, Strand and Masiphumelele.
The City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Managements Wilfred Solomons-Johannes said the City has assisted the affected victims.
He added that the issue at Masiphumelele is that the people are living on top of the wetland area.
The mayor visited the area on Wednesday and asked residents to relocate to alternative land which the City has identified and to be provided with emergency shelter in the community hall.
Solomons-Johannes said unfortunately the community did not accept the offer.
Three informal settlements had been affected in Strand namely, Rasta Camp, River Park and another informal settlement in Sir Lowry’s Pass.
Solomons-Johannes said the locals have since been housed in the Sir Lowry’s Pass community Hall.
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