Some Masiphumelele fire victims are demanding that the City of Cape Town immediately relocate them to their temporary homes. A community leader, Tshepo Moletsane says the residents believe the process is taking too long and they cannot afford to continue to live in a confine space with other relatives due to the Covid-19 health risks.
The residents had taken to the street late yesterday blocking the main road. Almost 6000 people were displaced when a fire ripped through the informal settlement near Fish Hoek and destroyed over a thousand shacks. The residents are expected to be housed on a nearby sports field for the next few months until they receive permanent houses before April. Mayco member for Human Settlement’s Malusi Booi indicates that their technical teams are in the process of arranging the necessary material for the temporary site.
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