Factions of Imizamo Yethu residents won’t budge and will continue to rebuild

Interim Western Cape leader and MEC for Human Settlements Bonginkosi Madikizela says they have met with community leaders in Imizamo Yethu to try and convince residents to avoid rebuilding, until the area is cleared.

Thousands of residents were left displaced on the weekend after their shacks were ravaged by fire.

Factions of the community have since gone back to rebuild their homes despite warnings from the city.

If they go back and build the shacks in the very same way that they were built before, it doesn’t assist us to deal with the problem on a long-term basis.

Bonginkosi Madikizela, WC MEC for Human Settlements

They have placed some conditions that we have to meet first.

Bonginkosi Madikizela, WC MEC for Human Settlements

The first condition is that we will have to give them an absolute assurance that everyone will be resettled one way or another.

Bonginkosi Madikizela, WC MEC for Human Settlements

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