Mkhwebane to act as mediator between De Lille and Masiphumelele community

Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille met with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Thursday to discuss poor living conditions in Masiphumelele.

Mkhwebane subpoenaed De Lille and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille after they had failed to attend an inspection in Masiphumelele in June.

It has been decided that Mkhwebane will act as a mediator between the City of Cape Town and the community, in order to resolve the issues.

Read: City to appeal directive on Masiphumelele clean-up

The City has three weeks to draft an alternative dispute resolution plan that maps out the interventions that officials have committed to make in the area.

Public Protector spokesperson Cleopatra Mosana says Mkhwebane will monitor the practical implementation of the plan.

The Mayor was very concerned about the people of Masiphumelele. It was not an antagonist meting at all.

Cleopatra Mosana, Public Protector Spokesperson

Mosana advises that the Mkhwebane and De Lille remain committed to finding solutions to improve the living conditions of people of Masiphumelele.

Mkhwebane clarified why she subpoenaed De Lille and how she can assist to create a good working relationship between the City and community.

Mkhwebane will be back to visit Masiphumelele once the City has drafted their settlement plan.

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