Sisulu: Zille should have taken responsibility

2014-06-10 05:00
Lindiwe Sisulu (Picture: Die Burger)Lindiwe Sisulu (Picture: Die Burger)

Lindiwe Sisulu (Picture: Die Burger)Lindiwe Sisulu (Picture: Die Burger)

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

Johannesburg - Western Cape Premier Helen Zille should have taken responsibility for Lwandle residents from day one, Human Settlement Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said on Monday.

"The premier and the mayor [Patricia de Lille] stood and watched for three days. She told everyone that is not her problem. The mayor also said it was not her problem. We as the ANC government came in to find a solution," Sisulu said in a statement.

Writing on SA Today newsletter, Zille suggested that politics were behind the eviction of Lwandle shack dwellers.

"The 2016 local election campaign has begun. That is the prism through which to understand the Lwandle occupations and evictions," she said in the newsletter, published on the Democratic Alliance website.

Sisulu said Zille and De Lille were "politicking" about the composition of the inquiry into Lwandle evictions, instead of concentrating on the people of Lwandle who had a hall as a shelter.

More than 800 families living on SA National Roads Agency's (Sanral) land next to the N2 highway in Lwandle, near Somerset West, were evicted on Monday and Tuesday last week because of an interim court order.

Their shacks were demolished and set alight. Many lost their personal possessions and were left with nothing but the clothes they were wearing.

Sisulu last week announced the establishment of an inquiry into the removals.

The SA Human Rights Commission said on Sunday it was also investigating the evictions.

- SAPA
Read more on:    patricia de lille  |  helen zille  |  lindiwe sisulu  |  cape town  |  lwandle evictions
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Lightning kills baby, woman

2014-12-21 10:38
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

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
112 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!

It’s the season to be jolly – so we’ve rounded up some new Joburg hot spots!

 
 

I love summer.24

Summer Survey!
Great ideas for the best summer sandwiches!
Christmas lingerie to make this festive season the best one ever!
13 things you might not know about Disneyland

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

At last you are able to see the light. You are able to break through obstacles in an innovative and original way. Visualisation is...read more

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

Hello 

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.

Settings

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.