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Protesters close municipal offices in Gugulethu

by 12/07/2018 15:56:00 0 comments 1 Views

“What this means is that the actions of a few have put the lives of thousands of residents at risk‚ as there will now be a delay in the response times to any fire callouts in the Gugulethu area‚” said JP Smith‚ Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security‚ in a press statement.

When GroundUp visited the area‚ Govan Mbeki Road was still blocked and metro police could be seen controlling traffic. Debris from burnt tyres was strewn across the road and pavements. Traffic lights at Govan Mbeki were also broken.

Mendela‚ who lives in the Waterfront informal settlement‚ said she is not working and had lost her possessions after heavy rains three weeks ago. Mendela said

Disaster Risk Management provided them with one plate of pap per family‚ without considering how big each family was‚ a small blanket‚ and one plastic sheet and bitumen to protect the shack from the rain. She said Disaster Management had promised to return but had not.

Last week Friday the flood victims went to Fezeka municipal offices and were told that disaster management had done everything it could to help them.

Also protesting was Nompembelelo Mdudu from Lotus. She said that in 2003 previous mayor Nomaindiya Mfeketho moved them from Kiki hostels to Lotus emergency housing to allow for renovations. “We were supposed to move back after renovations but till now we are still living in temporary housing … We have never known peace since the time we moved to temporary housing‚ because now and again law enforcement come and destroy our shacks.”

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