Still no toilets for Viljoenskroon residents

Patricia Kopane MP DA Leader in the Free State The Democratic Alliance has requested the Human Rights Commission (HRC) to investigate more incidents of houses without toilets in Viljoenskroon. The DA has found that a newly developed housing project in Northleigh, Viljoenskroon does not provide for any toilets in the houses. The attached photo’s clearly indicate that residents are required to use the bucket system. Moqhaka Municipality was recently subpoenaed by the HRC on the DA’s request, after the municipality failed to honour recommendations to rebuild unenclosed toilets in Rammulotsi. The latest neglect to provide proper toilets is a sign that the ANC governed Moqhaka municipality repeatedly ignores the right to dignity of residents as well as the national housing code, which includes a minimum quality for basic services, including sanitation. The DA has now requested (attached) the HRC to visit the new development in Northleigh as part of yet another possible human rights violation by Moqhaka Municipality. The DA will also ask in the municipality in council to indicate what amount has been spent on the Northleigh Development. The Humans Rights Commission this week gave government an ultimatum to come up with concrete plans to eradicate the growing crises of sanitation in especially historically marginalised areas. On local level, the municipality has no excuse to escape its responsibility to ensure that the rights of residents to sanitation and dignity are protected. The DA will continue to fight on municipal, provincial and national level for the rights of Moqhaka residents.

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