Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Khayelitsha residents puts pressure to city of Cape Town Mayor

Nontando Mafanya
24 May 2016

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 financial year.

 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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