Houses demolished ‘in error’ in Sudanese capital

Ahmed El Shayeb, chairman of the parliamentary Social Affairs Committee, says a that “an error occurred” with the demolition of houses in El Kheirat neighbourhood in south-east Khartoum on 23 August.

He told reporters on Sunday that the body tasked with the implementing the removal demolished the neighbourhood of El Kheirat in Soba East district entirely instead of partially, as ordered by the director-general of the Khartoum state Lands Commission.

El Shayeb criticised the body that implemented the Lands Commission’s decision for not taking the rainy season and the absence of alternative housing for the affected people into account.