Kennedy Road: two die in fight over sites

2010-07-12 00:00

THERE have been two more deaths in the troubled Kennedy Road informal settlement in Durban. This follows a fire last Sunday that destroyed more than 500 shacks, leaving two dead and more than 2 000 homeless.

The latest deaths occurred as a result of a fight over building sites and the alleged unfair distribution of building materials.

The Kennedy Road Development Committee (KRDC) said yesterday that the deaths occurred because of an absence of “responsible, inclusive and democratic leadership in the settlement”.

The KRDC also alleges corruption in the manner in which building materials are being distributed.




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