We won't support toilet plan - SAHRC

2013-06-06 12:04
A truck carrying temporary plastic toilets was torched near Khayelitsha, in Cape Town, as residents demanded proper toilet facilities be built. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)

A truck carrying temporary plastic toilets was torched near Khayelitsha, in Cape Town, as residents demanded proper toilet facilities be built. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will not support the call by Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to educate residents about portable flush toilets, the Cape Times reported on Thursday.

"We will not be taking the mayor up on that call because we do not agree with the way she is rolling out the sanitation programme in the Western Cape," SAHRC spokesperson Isaac Mangena told the newspaper.

"There are several issues we don't agree with, like the fact that she claimed people are happy to use the bucket system... the bucket system has to be eradicated completely."

De Lille said on Wednesday that some residents refused to accept the city's portable flush toilets and chose to rather use the bucket toilet system.

She said the city could not compel residents to accept them.

SAHRC chairperson Lawrence Mushwana would reportedly meet with the mayor to discuss her sanitation programme.

Read more on:    sahrc  |  patricia de lille  |  cape town  |  service delivery

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Amazing solar inventions!

Solar power is lighting up the world, and not just on rooftops anymore.



Prince George the green prince?
One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa
China's air pollution at doomsday levels
Keep food fresher for longer

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

The full moon energy can be quite intense today as your emotions fight against reason. It is important to ground your ideas and...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.