Human Settlements Minister, Tokyo Sexwale, has visited the Diepsloot informal settlement, where he stood in a pool of sewage when addressing residents.
Sexwale noted that, “What is at issue here is that people are living in inhuman conditions.” He described his visit to the informal settlement as “a genuine attempt to hear the problems of the people”.
We are standing on human waste. We are in Diepsloot. This is where we start our journey. We are starting a meaningful conversation with the people,” explained Sexwale.
Diepsloot, the community which is just up the road from the plush Johannesburg suburb of Fourways, is a home to 150 000. While government is providing basic services in most of Diepsloot, those in the reception area live in squalor.
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