Khayelitsha Residents in Stand-Off With City

By Thembela Ntongana

3,000 residents hand in submissions on budget

Khayelitsha residents were locked in a stand-off for several hours with city authorities today at the civic centre after a march to hand in 3,000 budget submissions.

The residents had marched to the civic centre to hand their submissions for the 2016-17 budget. The draft was tabled on 31 March.

The Social Justice Coalition (SJC), which was part of the march, also handed in its own submission, recommending among other things that Mayor Patricia de Lille allocate money in the budget for long- term sanitation infrastructure in CT section, Enkanini, TR section and RR section.