Media: Calls for Cape Town officials to spend a night in Blikkiesdorp

2 11 2009

Malungelo Booi | 1 November 2009 | EyewitnessNews

Homeless Cape Town residents who’ve been relocated from the pavements of Symphony Way to Blikkiesdorp, near Delft in the Western Cape, are challenging Premier Helen Zille to spend a night in their community.

The residents are complaining about service delivery, saying they don’t have running water or functioning toilets.
Most of the residents, who’ve been living in their new homes for less than a week now, say they’re trying to make the best of the situation.

But others say they’ve already got holes in their shacks, adding a lack of electricity and streets lights is an invitation for criminals.

The residents are calling on Zille and Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato to spend a night in the township, so they can experience what the residents have described as inhumane living conditions.

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