City of Joburg failing to provide for those in need: SERI

Around 300 people evicted from the inner city of Johannesburg have still not been relocated. Five years ago, Tanzanians, Malawians, Zimbabweans, Mozambicans and some South Africans were kicked out. They were relocated to a site near Wembley Stadium. Here they live in a tented camp and dilapidated building in harsh conditions and without proper sanitation. Tebogo Tshehlo from the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa has more. #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Tebogo Tshehlo from the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa says the City of Johannesburg is failing to assist people in need.

Around 300 people were evicted from the inner city and relocated to a site near Wembley stadium.

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Tshehlo says the people don't even have access to proper sanitation, water or electricity.

She said, "this is a common problem in Joburg where the city neglects its TEA’s. We’ve been meaningfully engaging with the City to try and refurbish the facility as well as improve the state of its quality but most importantly we’ve been trying to get the City to provide services…"

"Currently, they don’t have access to proper sanitation, water as well as electricity and these are basic needs which are enshrined in the constitution but they still don’t have access. We have not received any positive feedback."

"We understand the City is not in a position to provide suitable accommodation but what we require from the City is to provide proper sanitation, to refurbish the facility and provide services. We are not receiving any assistance from the City. A lot of people lost their documentation during their relocation."

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