Empolweni community provided with basic services: Sisulu

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Human Settlements Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, says basic resources have been provided for the Empolweni community in Khayelitsha on the Cape Flats.

This after the High Court ruled on Friday that the evictions of informal dwellers over Easter, was unlawful.
The court ruled that the City of Cape Town must return all building material by midday on Monday.

Sisulu visited the community on Sunday morning where tents, water, and food parcels were distributed.
Temporary ablution facilities are also on site. She says at least 200 tents will be erected by the end of the day.

Sisulu has expressed concern over the City of Cape Town’s disregard for the rules. She is also worried about alleged land invaders.

“It has also come to our attention that some of our community members are invading land parcels during this time. These actions are de-focussing our attention from saving our nation from the COVID-19 pandemic. We call upon NGOs and community leaders to expose opportunists who seek to take advantage of our vulnerable community members who are in dire need of decent shelter over their heads,” says Sisulu.

In the video, Minister Lunch Sisulu welcomes court ruling on Cape Town evictions: