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Govt intervention in Kraaifontein evictions welcomed – ANC WCape

Evictees being temporarily accommodated on a state farm near Stellenbosch

New ANC Western Cape leadership welcomes Government intervention in Kraaifontein evictions 

26 August 2019

THE ANC in the Western Cape welcomes and applauds the decision by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Mcebisi Skwatsha, to assist victims of farm evictions by temporarily accommodating them on a state farm near Stellenbosch.

The announcement made by Deputy Minister Skwatsha on Monday will bring relief to about 263 people, including children and the elderly, who are part of a group of 93 households evicted in terms of a court order from the farm Klein Akker in inclement weather last week.

Deputy Minister Skwatsha said in a statement that the families would be accommodated on the farm Mesco. “They are going to be temporarily accommodated on this farm while a permanent solution is sought,” the Deputy Minister said in his statement.

The coordinator of the Western Cape Interim Provincial Committee Welcoming, Ronalda Nalumango,  welcomed the national Government’s intervention.

We want to commend Deputy Minister Skwatsha’s swift intervention. He has intervened on behalf of a caring and compassionate government that was deeply affected by these evictions,” Ms Nalumango said.

She also praised Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu for also taking up the cause of the evicted families. “We appreciate her getting involved and taking up the plight of people who were made homeless.”

Issued by Dennis Cruywagen on behalf of ANC Western Cape, 26 August 2019