South Africa 2.10.2014 03:01 pm

Inquiry report into Lwandle evictions finalised

FILE PICTURE: Residents clash with police as workers carry out an eviction order demolishing shacks on June 3, 2014 in Lwandle. Picture: Gallo Images / Foto24 / Lulama Zenzile.

FILE PICTURE: Residents clash with police as workers carry out an eviction order demolishing shacks on June 3, 2014 in Lwandle. Picture: Gallo Images / Foto24 / Lulama Zenzile.

The ministerial inquiry’s report into the Lwandle, Cape Town, evictions has been completed and will be handed over to Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, her office said on Thursday.

“The Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu has been informed by the chairperson of the ministerial [inquiry] on the eviction of Lwandle/Nomzamo residents advocate Denzil Potgieter SC, that the [inquiry] has completed its task,” spokesman Ndivhuwo Mabaya said in a statement.

The report would be handed over to Sisulu in Cape Town next Wednesday.

Sisulu set up the inquiry to probe the forced removals from the SA National Roads Agency Limited road reserve on June 2 and 3.

“At the time of the establishment of the [inquiry] the minister indicated that her main concern is that no citizens must ever be evicted without temporary accommodation,” Mabaya said.

Sapa

 

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