SAHRC to probe infromal settlement

2013-06-21 22:32
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Johannesburg - The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) will investigate the living conditions of residents of an informal settlement in Polokwane, the DA said on Friday.

"The SAHRC in Limpopo on Friday agreed to a DA request to investigate the appalling conditions under which the people of Disteneng informal settlement in Polokwane live," spokesperson Jacques Smalle said.

"Around 27 000 people live in Disteneng, share 20 self-made toilets and only three water taps. The settlement has existed for more than a decade now and not a single basic service delivery measure has been provided to them."

SAHRC spokesperson Victor Mavhidula said the organisation would first conduct an inspection of the area before sending an investigator to look into the matter further.

Read more on:    da  |  sahrc  |  polokwane  |  land

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