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Housing plans in the pipeline

Macassar was once again the scene of unlawful unrest this week, as a group of protesters from Nyakatisha informal settlement took to the streets demanding electricity.

The group of irate protesters took to the streets in the early hours of Tuesday morning (9 April), burning tyres and mattresses in a bid to enforce service delivery demands.

Mayoral Committee (Mayco) member for Human Settlements Malusi Booi, Ward 109 councillor Victor Isaacs, Mayco member for Urban Management Grant Twigg and Subcouncil 8 chairperson Stuart Pringle attended a meeting with the Nyakatisha community to discuss a solution to their grievances on Tuesday (9 April).

The protest is a sequel to events of last week, when irate protesters set the municipal offices in Macassar alight, a security hut and two council vehicles, during a service delivery protest (“Admin building attacked again”, DistrictMail, 4 April).

According to Twigg, it had been made clear in a meeting held with the community a month ago that the City’s Human Settlements Department will not be able to build houses in Nyakatisha as the land belonged to the provincial education department. He added that letter seeking permission to build houses on the plot was sent to the department.

“The education department responded to the letter we sent them and they have refused to let us use the piece of land, as it is earmarked for a school at a later stage,” Twigg explained, adding that council has earmarked two alternative sites for the community of Nyakatisha.

“We will not disclose where the tract of land is, due to the increasing rate of land invasions,” Booi said.

Twigg suggested that Booi and community leaders reach an agreement to speed up the processes.

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