Informal settlements: 3?000 march in howick

2009-11-27 00:00

ABOUT 3 000 informal settlement residents marched through the streets of Howick to hand-deliver a memorandum at the municipal offices yesterday, said one of the organisers, Milton Khumalo.

He told The Witness that people living in the informal settlements are suffering tremendously because they have to make do without clean water, they lack electricity and disaster management is poor or non-existent in their areas.

He said they are glad that the mayor was on hand to receive the memorandum and they have given the municipality seven working days to respond to their grievances.

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