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Residents from Bela-Bela’s Zuma View informal settlement recently descended on The BEAT offices in their numbers to press home demands for lack of basic services.
The Zuma View Concerned Residents Committee alleged the Bela-Bela Local Municipality had given a blind eye to their plight over a period of six years.
Committee chairperson David Moela alleged the municipality had failed to respond to a series of correspondence over a period of time.
He said the homeless had settled at Zuma View because they had nowhere else to stay.
In 2012 the municipality attempted to evict the residents, but this was blocked by a court order.
Moela has confirmed that the municipality had made running water available, but was lacking in terms of housing, proper roads and electricity.
He said the residents demanded that their ward councillor, Jeremiah Ngobeni, make an appearance and address their plight.
Mayoral spokesperson David Raborolo was not available for comment at the time of going to print.
2 months ago 08 February 2018