Around 100 Khayelistha residents
have gathered at the Civic Centre to put pressure on Cape Town Mayor Patricia de
Lille to address sanitation issues in informal settlements.
The group, led by
the Social Justice Coalition, has handed over a list of demands
relating to poor sanitation and safety concerns in the area.
The mayor is
expected to table her budget in the provincial legislature tomorrow.
The City of Cape
Town has reserved R15 million to be spent across 204 informal settlements this
But residents say the budget allocation is unequal
to the community’s needs. More than 5,000 residents have
signed a petition handed over to a representative of the mayor calling for her
to address their demands.
One of the
residents in a statement said there are bucket toilets and dirty water in front
of the clinic, there are diseases there and it’s not safe.
The group has advised
the mayor to increase expenditure to helpless communities and commit to
implementing long-term sanitation infrastructure.
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