The GOOD SG has expressed concern over the issue of lack of basic service delivery in the City of Cape Town’s KTC and Nyanga communities, which are said to be living in unsanitary conditions.
On Wednesday, 7 July 2021, the Secretary-General of GOOD, Brett Herron took to Twitter to issue a statement on the lack of basic service delivery in the City of Cape Town communities of KTC and Nyanga. According to Herron, residents have been forced to live in unsanitary conditions, as the sanitation department has allegedly failed to collect portable toilets and replace them with empty ones for eight days.
On Tuesday, 6 July 2021, the residents took to protesting on the failure of the city’s failure of this most basic service, and the conditions in which they are forced to live – with 10 days of faecal content and the stench. Herron also noted that instead of the city sending the sanitation department to attend to the matter, law enforcements were deployed to control the protestors.
Herron further stated, “The fact that the City has more law enforcement capacity than sanitation services capacity says all we need to know about the current City of Cape Town Government.” The Secretary-General stated that he had written to Mayor Dan Plato, asking him to step in and resolve the matter, but claimed that he does not expect an answer from him.
See the post below.
🟠 [READ] For the last 8 days, residents of KTC and Nyanga have been living around their own faecal matter after failed sanitation service from the @CityofCPT.
— GOOD (@ForGoodZA) July 7, 2021