Media Statement - 25 June 2013

When the Makhaza open- toilet saga came into the public domain for the first time, the Department of Human Settlements in collaboration with the Human Rights Commission condemned it and the municipality was called upon to address and rectify the situation.

Now with this latest action at one of the country’s airports, in full view of the world, and particularly during this time in our country, the following question is asked in respect of this lawlessness: in whose interest are they serving and to achieve what objective?

This action remains condemned by all right thinking people. This is definitely not the way to address service delivery issues.

The task and channels created by the Department with the Human Rights Commission remain relevant. At the same time we encourage the City of Cape Town to address this matter speedily.

Issued by the Department of Human Settlements

For more information please contact Xolani Xundu at 083 788 5747 or Mandulo Maphumulo at 079 699 5145

Press Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013