Sisulu, Plato Meet to Address Cape Town Land Invasions

Picture: Twitter, @DWS_RSA

Human Settlements, Water, and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is expected to meet with the City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Dan Plato, on Tuesday to merge a plan to address the City’s housing challenges.

Minister Sisulu previously met with Police Minister Bheki Cele, Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza, and Public Works & Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille on the same issue.

Tuesday’s meeting also comes after Sisulu met with community leaders in Khayelitsha and surrounding areas to try and understand the causes of the recent unrest in the City of Cape Town. 

In a statement, Sisulu emphasised that they will, together, have to find a lasting solution to these issues.

“We have a responsibility to address lawlessness and restore order in the City of Cape Town. Violence will never be an answer to any unfortunate situation we find ourselves in presently. We equally have a responsibility to be proactive in addressing landlessness,” Sisulu said.

Landlessness has been an ongoing battle between the City and communities in and around Cape Town, with some even speculating about a looming civil war.