Still no sign of Mayor de Lille to address Hout Bay residents - community leader

Violent protests in Hout Bay enter the third day with road closures and suspended bus services.

Residents are demanding answers from the City of Cape Town as to when they will receive new homes after their houses were engulfed by fire three months ago.

Imizamo Yethu community leader, Lungisa Bazile says the demands of the community haven't been met by the City since the protests started on Saturday.

He says there hasn't been any word from City officials and the protesters are still waiting to hear from them.

Read: Imizamo Yethu residents want answers, disruptions continue

The call from the community is that the mayor must come and address them on the basis of the promise made by the City of Cape Town.

Lungisa Bazile, community leader

This protests were not organised by the leaders of this community but the people themselves started organising these meetings.

Lungisa Bazile, community leader

Bazile says the community is loosing faith in the City over the commitment it made to carry out the super-blocking. He says the blocking should be have been underway.

Read also: Police called in to calm protests in Hout Bay

Read more: Police called in to calm protests in Hout Bay

All the community wants is for the mayor to address them and see people on the ground working on the super-blocking.

Lungisa Bazile, community leader

Read more: #HoutBayProtest: Man hospitalised, more rubber bullets and stun grenades fired

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