The recent floods in Cape Town devastated informal settlements, particularly in low lying areas that ironically offers them security from forced removal since the land is not deemed habitable.
Marikana residents say they have had to put up with heaps of rubbish on their doorstep for months now.
According to the report, basic services in Marikana are temporary, “anonymous and dehumanising”.
Following the senseless murder of 11 people last weekend, the residents of Marikana informal settlement with the Social Justice Coalition marched in Cape Town and handed memorandums to the City of Cape Town, SAPS, IPID, the Department of Community Safety and the Police Ombudsman, demanding better policing and services to the area.
After the mass killings in Marikana informal settlement, Cape Town, on the weekend that took 11 lives, the full force of ministerial bluster descended on the area to try reassure a community in shock. Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula, continued with his tough talk as he presented a new Station Commander for the Philippi East Police Station.