Locals power up to protest wait

2017-08-22 06:00
Imizamo Yethu residents marched to the civic centre last week.

Imizamo Yethu residents marched to the civic centre last week.

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Mayor Patricia de Lille ceremoniously switched on the electricity in the first part of the fire-affected area in Madiba Square, Imizamo Yethu as some residents marched to her office in the CBD last ­Tuesday.

Victims of the March fire apparently marched in town to protest the reblocking process.

Following the fire there have been several protests in Imizamo Yethu calling on the mayor to act faster to improve the victims’ living conditions.

De Lille says the electrification had taken three months to complete, of which 15 days was lost due to unrest in the area.

“I am pleased that we were able to switch on electricity a few days after the initial timeline.

“The City of Cape Town’s teams and contractors are working around the clock to ensure that we install services as part of the super-blocking process as soon as possible and that we catch up on work which was delayed by violent protests a few weeks ago,” she says.


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