Residents threaten to torch Blikkiesdorp

19 11 2009

Malungelo Booi | 19 November 2009 | Eyewitness News

Angry Blikkiesdorp residents threatened to torch their temporary corrugated iron homes on Wednesday during a visit by the Mayor.

The residents said that they were tired of city officials failing to deliver decent homes, despite their repeated promises to do so.

Community members physically shoved Alderman Dan Plato as he walked around the settlement, and labeled him a liar. They also said he should not return until their housing needs were met.

Plato denied making promises and told residents that Blikkiesdorp had more to offer than other informal settlements.




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