Msawawa Informal settlement (in Kya Sands) was ablaze yesterday, leaving hundreds of people displaced.
John Robbie spoke to a listener, Keith Horwood who went to see how he could help. John Robbie also spoke to Human Settlements and Cooperative Governance MEC, Jacob Mamabolo about how he is addressing the problems.
Listen to the conversation below:
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'Squalor in Kya Sands is a crime against humanity' - John Robbie
In October 2015, 702's John Robbie followed up a listener's call to visit Kya Sands to see the dilapidated state that the community lives under.
John went on a walk-about of the north west of Johannesburg informal settlement, Kya Sands on the 19th October 2015. He reported that the conditions there are 'appalling', filthy (from illegal dumping), over-crowded and that he wouldn't be surprised if disease broke out of there. There are constant power outages due to cable theft, especially at the business parks nearby.
Listen to John Robbie's full comment below: