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DA welcomes open toilet task team

2011-09-07 18:01

Pretoria - The Democratic Alliance has welcomed the announcement of a sanitation task team to investigate the country's open toilet mess.

"We hope that [the development] indicates a new willingness to go beyond politics in the interests of those who struggle with substandard sanitation," DA spokesperson Butch Steyn said in a statement on Wednesday.

Steyn said to assist the team, he had sent his party's report identifying communities with sanitation problems in some provinces.

The report was previously submitted to the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in June 2010.

"The SAHRC declined to investigate on the basis that it could be beyond the capacity of the commission to mount an investigation on this scale," said Steyn.

Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale announced the sanitation team on Tuesday, to be headed by ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

The team had been tasked with identifying irregularities and malpractice, the scale of the problem, its nature and geographic extent. It had three months to complete its work, said Sexwale.

Comments
  • PinkAndProud - 2011-09-07 18:07

    Appropriate job for Winnie the poo.

      Wog Whisperer - 2011-09-07 19:13

      No, give it to Fat-booi He can then learn to do some clay modeling

      Yislaaik - 2011-09-07 21:43

      Winnie the pooh heheheheh Winnie the Minister of toiletry. They should be making the toilets baby-proof. This is really funny.

  • Wog Whisperer - 2011-09-07 18:40

    What a Sh*t Job

  • Wog Whisperer - 2011-09-07 19:07

    Thats a job for a junior photojounalist, take the pics and submit to the commission and collect your bucks Winnie will obviously get overpaid for playing with CRAP Just another reason to rip the taxpayer

      Yislaaik - 2011-09-07 22:32

      I think this story is a lot of crap. Olive Schreiner's book 'Story of an African Shithouse'

  • nspaynter - 2011-09-07 19:31

    "We hope that [the development] indicates a new willingness to go beyond politics in the interests of those who struggle with substandard sanitation," This is the politics I support. I would like to see different parties finding common ground in the interest of the whole community instead of throwing verbal rocks at each other.

      nspaynter - 2011-09-07 19:43

      This is Madiba politics. Bring back the Rainbow Nation!

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