South Africa 11.5.2017 01:09 pm

UPDATE: Itireleng protesters take steps towards solutions in meeting

A police officer is seen clearing debris from a road in Laudium CBD where residents from Iterileng informal settlement blocked the roads during a service delivery protest, 10 May 2017, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

A police officer is seen clearing debris from a road in Laudium CBD where residents from Iterileng informal settlement blocked the roads during a service delivery protest, 10 May 2017, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

One of the issues that came under the spotlight was waste management, for which immediate action will be taken.

The scheduled “9am” meeting started well after 10am because of the late arrival of representatives of protesters.

The MMC of housing made it clear to them that no provision was made for their demands in the present budget. He acknowledged that councillor Farouk Essop had brought these matters to his attention.

The issue of electricity would be considered in the next budget. Immediate action will be given to waste management in Itireleng. Shacks will be remarked to identify residents when they are relocated.

The installation of taps will be considered in the next budget. Representatives indicated that they were only representing a certain section, and there were other representatives who may also want to be consulted.

The MMC stated he could work with different representatives, and they should identify one group only.

The meeting ended amicably.

 

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