Evicted Lwandle residents to be moved back

2014-07-14 14:12
People watch as their dwellings are dismantled in Lwandle, near Cape Town. (Rodger Bosch, AFP)

People watch as their dwellings are dismantled in Lwandle, near Cape Town. (Rodger Bosch, AFP)

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Cape Town - A group of people evicted from Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, last month are to be moved back there, an inquiry into the matter heard on Monday.

Another piece of land they had been moved to, also belonging to the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), was found to be inadequate, Housing Development Agency (HDA) programme manager Bosco Khoza told the inquiry in Cape Town.

About 200 informal corrugated iron structures with concrete floors were being erected to house them on the original piece of ground. Sanitation and other basic services were also being provided.

"The next exercise is to facilitate the relocation of the affected families into those units," Khoza said.

The HDA was trying to establish exactly how many shacks were demolished.

On 2 and 3 June 2014, about 200 illegally erected shacks were burnt and demolished after Sanral was granted a court order authorising the evictions.

"The sheriff reported 234 shacks that were dismantled. The community contend that the number of families affected are 849," Khoza said.

"We've also done our preliminary assessment of... the most accurate number. We think it's more plausible to talk about 402 structures."

The inquiry was set up by Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu last month.


- SAPA
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