27 May 2015
The African National Congress
in the Western Cape has condemned the fire which killed four children in
Section-U Khayelitsha and left twelve displaced.
The ANC in a statement said
Cape Town’s history of urban fragmentation with regard to land use policies and
service provision has spatially intensified the concentration of poverty within
the city’s historical confinements.
ANC’s Yonela Diko said they
cannot isolate the fact that it is specifically the Western Cape Government that refuses to make
changes in this province that results in these yearly atrocities.
“We can’t continue to have
these nearly winter atrocities that are caused by fire, that are caused by
winter.” Diko added.
He concluded by saying that
what the Western Cape government is saying by increasing the budget on emergencies, is that they are
ready to treat people like charities when emergencies happen, instead of
ensuring that the accidents are prevented by giving people proper houses and
placing them in land that is conducive for living.
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