Minister of Human Settlements meets with community representatives after a week of protests

Freedom Park backdwellers adding their names to one of the housing lists.

Freedom Park backdwellers adding their names to one of the housing lists.

Minister of Human Settlements along with MEC for Human Settlements and Co-operative governance and CoJ Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba met with representatives from communities in Soweto that had lately resorted to protest to get grievances attended to. 8 meeting requests have been sent by the various community groups on the Grassroot platform last week alone.

Mashatile said that people will be allowed to be allocated in areas where big projects are taking place across the city, he also reiterated the importance of inspecting and verifying the housing lists so there is not queue jumping.

Sisulu promised to liaise with the relevant minister regarding the release of the "children" that were wrongfully arrested during the protests.

A steering committee was formed on the day that will overlook all activity regarding what the representatives of the 3 spheres of government have promised the people.