SHOCKING NEGLECT OF TEMBISA INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS AND BACKYARD TENANTS
Tembisa informal settlements and backyard tenants are shockingly neglected by the Ekurhuleni metro council.
This is the major finding of my visit there yesterday as part of the DA's "Don't forget the forgotten" campaign in which I visit deprived communities once a month and stay the night to experience and highlight what needs to be done to improve their lives.
I was accompanied by DA Constituency MP Mike Waters and DA Councillors Barbara Harrison, Phillip Thamahane, Khetha Shandu, Allan Sauls and Eddie Taylor.
The Vusimuzi informal settlement is vast, with about 8500 shacks wedged in between a cemetery, power lines and a stream that often overflows.