Lwandle evictees to be moved to emergency houses
The HDA was appointed by the Minister of Human Settlements, Lindiwe Sisulu, to address some of the challenges that arose from the eviction of Lwandle residents on June 2 and 3.
A community consultation process was undertaken, as well as consultation with all spheres of government, and consensus reached for the immediate resolution to shelter those who had been evicted.
A steering committee will be set up to provide community liaison and a longer-term solution.
The minister established a commission of enquiry, giving it two months to report back with findings that would reveal the circumstances that had led to the inhumane evictions.
Thus far, 200 emergency houses have been constructed. This involved making provision for an internal road, access for emergency vehicles, and approximately 200 erven suitable for the building of 3m x 6m structures. The HDA has been working with the City’s of Cape Town’s service provider to erect the structures. The sites were being allocated in two rows, on the basis of the need for a 3m x 6m structure on each erf, plus 1m spacing between and behind each structure.
There will be an allocation process for the approximately 234 families whose homes were demolished.
The City of Cape Town will be responsible for providing 45 toilets, and water for the affected families.
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