De Lille welcomes toilets' agreement

2011-07-05 18:15
Cape Town - Mayor Patricia de Lille on Tuesday welcomed indications that an agreement has been reached on the model of enclosure for the toilets in Makhaza on the Cape Flats, offered by the city in compliance with the Western Cape High Court ruling.

"This administration has committed itself to enclosing the Makhaza toilets with concrete.

"I'm pleased that we now have the necessary agreement to allow us to proceed with the enclosures," De Lille said in a statement.

This was a positive step forward in efforts to close the chapter of the Makhaza toilets with dignity and in a lawful manner, she said.

"I hope that this will also go a long way to repair the relationship between the city and the people of Makhaza."

City officials were already on the ground to start the physical construction of the toilet enclosures for the residents who had accepted the offer.

The installations would begin in Makhaza and then proceed to Town 2 and the SST area, she said.

Western Cape High Court Judge Nathan Erasmus on April 29 ruled the city had "lost sight of the constitutional rights and needs of the poor".

In a judgment that lasted longer than three hours, Erasmus declared the provision of unenclosed toilets at the settlement to be a violation of the residents' constitutional rights to dignity.

He ruled that an agreement concluded between the then mayor of Cape Town and the city for the provision of unenclosed toilets, was unreasonable, unlawful, and inconsistent with the mayor and city's constitutional duties to provide for the basic needs of the poor.

The judge ordered the city to enclose the 1 316 toilets that form part of the Silvertown upgrade projects which include the unenclosed toilets at Makhaza.
- SAPA
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