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Families live in fear below high-voltage lines

Sondela informal settlement in Mfuleni sits between electricity pylons and directly beneath the power lines, but has no access to legal electricity. The settlement’s 250 shack dwellers also have no toilets.

The City of Cape Town says Sondela was formed after an illegal land occupation in the second quarter of 2017, according to a GroundUp report.

"The City has extensively engaged with these residents throughout the course of this year," said mayoral committee member for informal settlements councillor Xanthea Limberg.

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