Cape Town — Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille rebuked Western Cape housing MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela on Friday for suggesting that residents of Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay would be moved 30km away. Madikizela made the comment in a media interview three days after violent protests by Imizamo Yethu residents ended following meetings with De Lille. The mayor issued a statement assuring residents‚ who have been living in emergency shelters since a fire in March destroyed 5,500 homes‚ that they would be staying in Hout Bay. "The city wants to put it on record and ensure residents that [relocation] is not part of the city’s programme. This has never been part of previous or current discussions during the weekly meetings between the city and the community leadership‚" she said. "We advise the community to disregard the MEC’s comment." Following three days of protests in which a police bullet killed a 30-year-old man‚ De Lille appointed a new management team on Tuesday to accelerate the re-bl...

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