Lindiwe Sisulu was Minister of Housing in 2007, when she wanted to forcibly remove some 6,000 residents from Joe Slovo informal settlement in Cape Town and move them to Delft Township...far away from the city centre and economic opportunities. Her reason: To make way for the building of 1,000 upper-market houses for those who can afford to pay. A typical colonial/apartheid moment right there.
The poor residents marched to parliament to hand over a memorandum which was duly received and signed for by Lindiwe's personal assistant. In her typical aloofness and famous arrogance...she refused to hear these "landless Africans" out and accused them of being “unwilling to accept that communities of the future would cut across race and class.” And then she stood in parliament and declared that “If they choose not to cooperate with government, they will be completely removed from all housing waiting lists.”
This was a violation of three constitutional rights by our "Revolutionary RET Queen"...namely
1. The right to housing
2. The right to be heard
3. The right not to be treated unfairly
It is important to note that no one forced Lindiwe to violate the constitution and treat those residents with disdain. She did it all by herself.
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